Alexander Norbash MD, MHCM, FACR

Alexander Norbash

Alexander Norbash MD, MHCM, FACR joined Boston University Medical Center in March 2004 as Chairman and Professor of Radiology. As Chair, and as a believer in the richness of perspective gained through plurality and the seeds of innovation seen in the same, he has promoted a culture of collaboration and growth throughout the Radiology Department, and has forged novel collaborations with clinical and engineering partners. He is an interventional neuroradiologist with an active endovascular neurosurgical practice, specific clinical interests include the endovascular treatment of aneurysms, stroke, chronic cerebrovascular ischemia, and high flow cerebrovascular malformations. His research interests include translational engineering collaborations resulting in novel tools and materials for endovascular neurologic therapies, and more recently endovascular and interventional simulation and teaching systems. 

Immediately prior to joining Boston University Medical Center, Dr. Norbash served as Director of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and founded the Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiology practices at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Norbash is a first-generation immigrant son of an Iranian physician and Iranian schoolteacher. He was born and lived his early years in London, England, and considers himself a native of Northwest Missouri. Dr. Norbash is a practicing Muslim who is committed to not only promoting tolerance which he believes is a defining feature of a civilized society, but also to promoting the richness of a pluralistic society and celebrating diversity. Dr. Norbash received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City 6 year BA/MD program, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Radiology Residency, and completed fellowships in both Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University. He served on the Stanford faculty from 1994-1998, and subsequently on the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998-2000. Dr. Norbash received a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004.

Dr. Norbash is a Past President of the New England Roentgen Ray Society, a current Councilor for the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and a current Councilor for the American College of Radiology, Massachusetts Chapter. He has developed a number of endovascular tools and products which are in clinical usage, has given over 430 lectures and invited presentations in all continents except Antarctica, and has an active interest in International Medicine and Radiology.