Hugo Javier Aparicio, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Hugo Aparicio
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


Dr. Aparicio’s research interests include the identification of lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers, neuroimaging markers and genetic influences associated with cerebrovascular diseases. He is particularly interested in the contributions of vascular risk factors to stroke, brain injury and aging, cognitive dysfunction and the development of Alzheimer’s disease and the influence of racial and ethnic disparities on these outcomes.

Other Positions

  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
  • Emory University, BA


  • Published on 10/21/2022

    Morrison MS, Aparicio HJ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Sugarman MA, Frank B, Steinberg EG, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Goldstein LE, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Killiany R, Qiu WQ, Stern RA, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD, Alosco ML. Ante-mortem plasma phosphorylated tau (181) predicts Alzheimer's disease neuropathology and regional tau at autopsy. Brain. 2022 Oct 21; 145(10):3546-3557. PMID: 35554506.

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  • Published on 6/3/2022

    Al-Ramady O, Latifi AN, Treu T, Ho YL, Seshadri S, Aparicio HJ, Cho K, Wilson PW, Gaziano JM, Djoussé L. Egg consumption and risk of acute stroke in the Million Veteran Program. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2022 Aug; 50:178-182. PMID: 35871921.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Tarko L, Costa L, Galloway A, Ho YL, Gagnon D, Lioutas V, Seshadri S, Cho K, Wilson P, Aparicio HJ. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Short- and Long-term Mortality by Stroke Type. Neurology. 2022 Jun 01. PMID: 35649728.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Angoff R, Himali JJ, Maillard P, Aparicio HJ, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Beiser AS, Tsao CW. Relations of Metabolic Health and Obesity to Brain Aging in Young to Middle-Aged Adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 03 15; 11(6):e022107. PMID: 35229662.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Yaghi S, Shu L, Bakradze E, Salehi Omran S, Giles JA, Amar JY, Henninger N, Elnazeir M, Liberman AL, Moncrieffe K, Lu J, Sharma R, Cheng Y, Zubair AS, Simpkins AN, Li GT, Kung JC, Perez D, Heldner M, Scutelnic A, Seiffge D, Siepen B, Rothstein A, Khazaal O, Do D, Kasab SA, Rahman LA, Mistry EA, Kerrigan D, Lafever H, Nguyen TN, Klein P, Aparicio H, Frontera J, Kuohn L, Agarwal S, Stretz C, Kala N, El Jamal S, Chang A, Cutting S, Xiao H, de Havenon A, Muddasani V, Wu T, Wilson D, Nouh A, Asad SD, Qureshi A, Moore J, Khatri P, Aziz Y, Casteigne B, Khan M, Cheng Y, Mac Grory B, Weiss M, Ryan D, Vedovati MC, Paciaroni M, Siegler JE, Kamen S, Yu S, Leon Guerrero CR, Atallah E, De Marchis GM, Brehm A, Dittrich T, Psychogios M, Alvarado-Dyer R, Kass-Hout T, Prabhakaran S, Honda T, Liebeskind DS, Furie K. Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in the Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (ACTION-CVT): A Multicenter International Study. Stroke. 2022 03; 53(3):728-738. PMID: 35143325.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Testai FD, Gorelick PB, Aparicio HJ, Filbey FM, Gonzalez R, Gottesman RF, Melis M, Piano MR, Rubino T, Song SY. Use of Marijuana: Effect on Brain Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Stroke. 2022 04; 53(4):e176-e187. PMID: 35142225.

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  • Published on 2/7/2022

    Salinas J, Beiser AS, Samra JK, O'Donnell A, DeCarli CS, Gonzales MM, Aparicio HJ, Seshadri S. Association of Loneliness With 10-Year Dementia Risk and Early Markers of Vulnerability for Neurocognitive Decline. Neurology. 2022 Mar 29; 98(13):e1337-e1348. PMID: 35131906.

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  • Published on 11/3/2021

    Aparicio HJ, Tarko LM, Gagnon D, Costa L, Galloway A, Demissie S, Djousse L, Seshadri S, Cho K, Wilson PWF. Low Blood Pressure, Comorbidities, and Ischemic Stroke Mortality in US Veterans. Stroke. 2022 03; 53(3):886-894. PMID: 34727740.

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  • Published on 10/30/2021

    Thaler A, Kvernland A, Kelly S, Song C, Aparicio HJ, Mac Grory B, Yaghi S. Stroke Prevention in Patients with Patent Foramen Ovale. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2021 10 30; 23(12):183. PMID: 34718891.

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  • Published on 8/13/2021

    Petrie BK, Sturzoiu T, Shulman J, Abbas S, Masoud H, Romero JR, Filina T, Nguyen TN, Lau H, Clark J, Auerbach S, Pyatkevich YG, Aparicio HJ. Questionnaire and Portable Sleep Test Screening of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Acute Stroke and TIA. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 13; 10(16). PMID: 34441863.

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