Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Charlene Ong
72 E. Concord Street


Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS, received her undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania, her MD at Columbia University and her Master’s in Population Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University and a clinical Neurointensive Care Physician at Boston Medical Center. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on prediction of neurologic deterioration in patients with catastrophic neurologic injury including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain injury. She has received foundational support from the American Brain Foundation, Philips-MIT and the Peter-Paul Career Development Committee. Her aim is to build a robust ICU data science program and follow a K-track path toward the eventual goal of becoming an independently funded researcher and recognized leader in the field.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA
  • University of Pennsylvania, BS


  • Published on 5/11/2020

    Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. COVID-19 in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2020 May 11. PMID: 32392389.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Ong CJ. Quantitative Pupillometry: A Prognostic Tool for Cardiac Arrest and Refractory Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing VA-ECMO Therapy. Chest. 2020 May; 157(5):1049-1050. PMID: 32386622.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Ong C, Hutch M, Smirnakis S. The Effect of Ambient Light Conditions on Quantitative Pupillometry. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):316-321. PMID: 30218349.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Ong C, Hutch M, Barra M, Kim A, Zafar S, Smirnakis S. Effects of Osmotic Therapy on Pupil Reactivity: Quantification Using Pupillometry in Critically Ill Neurologic Patients. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):307-315. PMID: 30298336.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Ong C. Response to "Letter to the Editor" by Couret et al. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):494. PMID: 30644038.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/9/2017

    Ong CJ, Gluckstein J, Laurido-Soto O, Yan Y, Dhar R, Lee JM. Enhanced Detection of Edema in Malignant Anterior Circulation Stroke (EDEMA) Score: A Risk Prediction Tool. Stroke. 2017 07; 48(7):1969-1972. PMID: 28487333.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Ong CJ, Dhand A, Diringer MN. Early Withdrawal Decision-Making in Patients with Coma After Cardiac Arrest: A Qualitative Study of Intensive Care Clinicians. Neurocrit Care. 2016 10; 25(2):258-65. PMID: 27112149.

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  • Published on 11/3/2015

    Ong CJ, Yarbrough CK, Derdeyn CP. Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Endovascular Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Stroke. 2015 Dec; 46(12):e259. PMID: 26534973.

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  • Published on 9/22/2015

    Yarbrough CK, Ong CJ, Beyer AB, Lipsey K, Derdeyn CP. Endovascular Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2015 Nov; 46(11):3177-83. PMID: 26396032.

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  • Published on 8/1/2015

    Ong CJ, Al-Lozi M, Cimino PJ, Bucelli R. Peripheral nervous system hyperexcitability in VV2 sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015 Aug; 5(4):326-332. PMID: 29443232.

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