Jose Rafael Romero, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Jose Romero
617.638.7772
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building

Biography

Dr. Romero completed residency training in neurology at Boston University Medical Campus and fellowship training in vascular neurology at Boston University Medical Campus. He received his medical degree from the Escuela Cololmbiana de Medicina in Colombia. He also completed studies for a Master in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Romero is an active investigator in the Framingham Heart Study since 2006.

Research Interests
Dr. Romero’s research interests center on the study of cerebrovascular disease in subclinical stages, prevention of stroke, cognitive impairment and dementia and use of neuroimaging in the epidemiological study of cerebrovascular disease. His focus is in the interplay of cerebrovascular disease with the neurodegenerative process, and contributions to clinical stroke and dementia. Much of his current work centers on the epidemiological study of brain MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease, their determinants and clinical consequences. As a board-certified neurologist and vascular neurologist, his clinical interests are in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with stroke, with particular emphasis in racial minority populations. He runs a stroke prevention clinic and is an active member in the Stroke Unit at Boston Medical Center. He is the site PI of several clinical trials for acute stroke treatment and secondary prevention. He has written widely on stroke, cerebrovascular disease in subclinical stages, and epidemiology of stroke and dementia. He has participated as study section reviewer in the NIH- and has obtained grant funding from NIH-NIA for his research support. Dr. Romero has presented the results of his research widely at national and international level and has been invited to participate in several international consortia of experts in cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Romero has contributed significantly to our understanding of cerebral microbleeds in the general population and is now leading the study of enlarged perivascular spaces in the Framingham Heart Study cohorts.

Other Positions

  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Escuela Colombiana de Medicina, MD

Publications

  • 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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  • Published on 3/29/2021

    Carneiro T, Dashkoff J, Leung L, Nobleza COS, Marulanda-Londono E, Hathidara M, Koch S, Sur N, Boske A, Voetsch B, Daneshmand A, Shulman J, Curiale G, Greer DM, Romero JR, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Response to the Letter to the Editor: Consideration Needed for Early Anticoagulation Following Intravenous tPA in Patients with COVID-19. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 07; 30(7):105789. PMID: 33840594.

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  • Published on 3/25/2021

    Nogueira RG, Qureshi MM, Abdalkader M, Martins SO, Yamagami H, Qiu Z, Mansour OY, Sathya A, Czlonkowska A, Tsivgoulis G, Aguiar de Sousa D, Demeestere J, Mikulik R, Vanacker P, Siegler JE, Kõrv J, Biller J, Liang CW, Sangha NS, Zha AM, Czap AL, Holmstedt CA, Turan TN, Ntaios G, Malhotra K, Tayal A, Loochtan A, Ranta A, Mistry EA, Alexandrov AW, Huang DY, Yaghi S, Raz E, Sheth SA, Mohammaden MH, Frankel M, Bila Lamou EG, Aref HM, Elbassiouny A, Hassan F, Menecie T, Mustafa W, Shokri HM, Roushdy T, Sarfo FS, Alabi TO, Arabambi B, Nwazor EO, Sunmonu TA, Wahab K, Yaria J, Mohammed HH, Adebayo PB, Riahi AD, Ben Sassi S, Gwaunza L, Ngwende GW, Sahakyan D, Rahman A, Ai Z, Bai F, Duan Z, Hao Y, Huang W, Li G, Li W, Liu G, Luo J, Shang X, Sui Y, Tian L, Wen H, Wu B, Yan Y, Yuan Z, Zhang H, Zhang J, Zhao W, Zi W, Leung TW, Chugh C, Huded V, Menon B, Pandian JD, Sylaja PN, Usman FS, Farhoudi M, Hokmabadi ES, Horev A, Reznik A, Hoffmann RS, Ohara N, Sakai N, Watanabe D, Yamamoto R, Doijiri R, Tokuda N, Yamada T, Terasaki T, Yazawa Y, Uwatoko T, Dembo T, Shimizu H, Sugiura Y, Miyashita F, Fukuda H, Miyake K, Shimbo J, Sugimura Y, Yagita Y, Takenobu Y, Matsumaru Y, Yamada S, Kono R, Kanamaru T, Yamazaki H, Sakaguchi M, Todo K, Yamamoto N, Sonoda K, Yoshida T, Hashimoto H, Nakahara I, Kondybayeva A, Faizullina K, Kamenova S, Zhanuzakov M, Baek JH, Hwang Y, Lee JS, Lee SB, Moon J, Park H, Seo JH, Seo KD, Sohn SI, Young CJ, Ahdab R, Wan Zaidi WA, Aziz ZA, Basri HB, Chung LW, Ibrahim AB, Ibrahim KA, Looi I, Tan WY, Yahya NW, Groppa S, Leahu P, Al Hashmi AM, Imam YZ, Akhtar N, Pineda-Franks MC, Co CO, Kandyba D, Alhazzani A, Al-Jehani H, Tham CH, Mamauag MJ, Venketasubramanian N, Chen CH, Tang SC, Churojana A, Akil E, Aykaç O, Ozdemir AO, Giray S, Hussain SI, John S, Le Vu H, Tran AD, Nguyen HH, Pham TN, Nguyen TH, Nguyen TQ, Gattringer T, Enzinger C, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Bellante F, De Blauwe S, Vanhooren G, De Raedt S, Dusart A, Lemmens R, Ligot N, Rutgers MP, Yperzeele L, Alexiev F, Sakelarova T, Bedekovic MR, Budincevic H, Cindric I, Hucika Z, Ozretic D, Saric MS, Pfeifer F, Karpowic I, Cernik D, Sramek M, Skoda M, Hlavacova H, Klecka L, Koutny M, Vaclavik D, Skoda O, Fiksa J, Hanelova K, Nevsimalova M, Rezek R, Prochazka P, Krejstova G, Neumann J, Vachova M, Brzezanski H, Hlinovsky D, Tenora D, Jura R, Jurák L, Novak J, Novak A, Topinka Z, Fibrich P, Sobolova H, Volny O, Christensen HK, Drenck N, Iversen HK, Simonsen CZ, Truelsen TC, Wienecke T, Vibo R, Gross-Paju K, Toomsoo T, Antsov K, Caparros F, Cordonnier C, Dan M, Faucheux JM, Mechtouff L, Eker O, Lesaine E, Ondze B, Peres R, Pico F, Piotin M, Pop R, Rouanet F, Gubeladze T, Khinikadze M, Lobjanidze N, Tsikaridze A, Nagel S, Ringleb PA, Rosenkranz M, Schmidt H, Sedghi A, Siepmann T, Szabo K, Thomalla G, Palaiodimou L, Sagris D, Kargiotis O, Klivenyi P, Szapary L, Tarkanyi G, Adami A, Bandini F, Calabresi P, Frisullo G, Renieri L, Sangalli D, Pirson AV, Uyttenboogaart M, van den Wijngaard I, Kristoffersen ES, Brola W, Fudala M, Horoch-Lyszczarek E, Karlinski M, Kazmierski R, Kram P, Rogoziewicz M, Kaczorowski R, Luchowski P, Sienkiewicz-Jarosz H, Sobolewski P, Fryze W, Wisniewska A, Wiszniewska M, Ferreira P, Ferreira P, Fonseca L, Marto JP, Pinho E Melo T, Nunes AP, Rodrigues M, Cruz VT, Falup-Pecurariu C, Krastev G, Mako M, Alonso de Leciñana M, Arenillas JF, Ayo-Martin O, Culebras AC, Tejedor ED, Montaner J, Pérez-Sánchez S, Tola Arribas MA, Vasquez AR, Mazya M, Bernava G, Brehm A, Machi P, Fischer U, Gralla J, Michel PL, Psychogios MN, Strambo D, Banerjee S, Krishnan K, Kwan J, Butt A, Catanese L, Demchuk A, Field T, Haynes J, Hill MD, Khosravani H, Mackey A, Pikula A, Saposnik G, Scott CA, Shoamanesh A, Shuaib A, Yip S, Barboza MA, Barrientos JD, Portillo Rivera LI, Gongora-Rivera F, Novarro-Escudero N, Blanco A, Abraham M, Alsbrook D, Altschul D, Alvarado-Ortiz AJ, Bach I, Badruddin A, Barazangi N, Brereton C, Castonguay A, Chaturvedi S, Chaudhry SA, Choe H, Choi JH, et al. Global Impact of COVID-19 on Stroke Care and Intravenous Thrombolysis. Neurology. 2021 Mar 25. PMID: 33766997.

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  • Published on 1/26/2021

    Lioutas VA, Ivan CS, Himali JJ, Aparicio HJ, Leveille T, Romero JR, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Incidence of Transient Ischemic Attack and Association With Long-term Risk of Stroke. JAMA. 2021 01 26; 325(4):373-381. PMID: 33496774.

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  • Published on 12/22/2020

    Baril AA, Beiser AS, Mysliwiec V, Sanchez E, DeCarli CS, Redline S, Gottlieb DJ, Maillard P, Romero JR, Satizabal CL, Zucker JM, Seshadri S, Pase MP, Himali JJ. Slow-Wave Sleep and MRI Markers of Brain Aging in a Community-Based Sample. Neurology. 2021 03 09; 96(10):e1462-e1469. PMID: 33361258.

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  • Published on 12/15/2020

    Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Zha A, Czap A, Sebaugh J, Desai S, Jadhav A, Vora N, Rai V, Jovin TG, Thon JM, Heslin M, Thau L, Zevallos C, Quispe-Orozco D, Jillella DV, Nahab F, Mohammaden MH, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, Nguyen TN, Romero JR, Aparicio HJ, Osman M, Haq IU, Liebeskind D, Hassan AE, Zaidat O, Siegler JE. Decline in mild stroke presentations and intravenous thrombolysis during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multicenter Collaboration. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 02; 201:106436. PMID: 33383463.

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  • Published on 11/8/2020

    Katsanos AH, Lioutas VA, Charidimou A, Catanese L, Ng KKH, Perera K, de Sa Boasquevisque D, Falcone GJ, Sheth KN, Romero JR, Tsivgoulis G, Smith EE, Sharma M, Selim MH, Shoamanesh A. Statin treatment and cerebral microbleeds: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurol Sci. 2021 01 15; 420:117224. PMID: 33183779.

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  • Published on 10/6/2020

    Penton AA, Lau H, Babikian VL, Shulman J, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Gangadhara S, Greer D, Aparicio HJ, Romero JR. Chronic Kidney Disease as Risk Factor for Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in Patients With Stroke and Relation to Racial Group. Stroke. 2020 11; 51(11):3348-3351. PMID: 33019895.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Lioutas VA, Beiser AS, Aparicio HJ, Himali JJ, Selim MH, Romero JR, Seshadri S. Assessment of Incidence and Risk Factors of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Among Participants in the Framingham Heart Study Between 1948 and 2016. JAMA Neurol. 2020 10 01; 77(10):1252-1260. PMID: 32511690.

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  • Published on 7/31/2020

    Petrea RE, O'Donnell A, Beiser AS, Habes M, Aparicio H, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Mid to Late Life Hypertension Trends and Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in the Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2020 09; 76(3):707-714. PMID: 32755403.

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