Jose Rafael Romero, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

(617) 638-7772
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building


Expertise includes: Cerebrovascular disease; Stroke prevention; Study of subclinical cerebrovascular disease in an epidemiological context; Brain recovery.

Other Positions

  • Framingham Heart Study


  • Escuela Colombiana de Medicina, MD


  • Published on 12/15/2017

    Smith EE, Romero JR. Mixed emotions: What to do with patients who have lobar and deep hemorrhages on MRI? Neurology. 2018 Jan 09; 90(2):55-56. PMID: 29247077.

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  • Published on 6/22/2017

    Perloff MD, Patel NS, Kase CS, Oza AU, Voetsch B, Romero JR. Cerebellar stroke presenting with isolated dizziness: Brain MRI in 136 patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov; 35(11):1724-1729. PMID: 28687453.

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  • Published on 2/3/2017

    Dufouil C, Beiser A, McLure LA, Wolf PA, Tzourio C, Howard VJ, Westwood AJ, Himali JJ, Sullivan L, Aparicio HJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Ritchie K, Kase CS, Pikula A, Romero JR, D'Agostino RB, Samieri C, Vasan RS, ChĂȘne G, Howard G, Seshadri S. Revised Framingham Stroke Risk Profile to Reflect Temporal Trends. Circulation. 2017 Mar 21; 135(12):1145-1159. PMID: 28159800.

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  • Published on 12/22/2016

    Lioutas VA, Beiser A, Himali J, Aparicio H, Romero JR, DeCarli C, Seshadri S. Lacunar Infarcts and Intracerebral Hemorrhage Differences: A Nested Case-Control Analysis in the FHS (Framingham Heart Study). Stroke. 2017 Feb; 48(2):486-489. PMID: 28008091.

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  • Published on 8/24/2016

    Shoamanesh A, Preis SR, Beiser AS, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Circulating biomarkers and incident ischemic stroke in the Framingham Offspring Study. Neurology. 2016 Sep 20; 87(12):1206-11. PMID: 27558379.

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  • Published on 1/13/2016

    Shoamanesh A, Catanese L, Romero JR, Lau H, Babikian VL, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. High Prevalence of Cerebral Microbleeds in Inner City Young Stroke Patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Apr; 25(4):733-8. PMID: 26775270.

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  • Published on 9/15/2015

    Zhu S, McClure LA, Lau H, Romero JR, White CL, Babikian V, Nguyen T, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. Recurrent vascular events in lacunar stroke patients with metabolic syndrome and/or diabetes. Neurology. 2015 Sep 15; 85(11):935-41. PMID: 26296518.

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  • Published on 9/3/2015

    Saber H, Himali JJ, Shoamanesh A, Beiser A, Pikula A, Harris TB, Roubenoff R, Romero JR, Kase CS, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Serum Leptin Levels and the Risk of Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 2015 Oct; 46(10):2881-5. PMID: 26337973.

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  • Published on 1/28/2015

    Shoamanesh A, Preis SR, Beiser AS, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Kase CS, Wolf PA, DeCarli C, Romero JR, Seshadri S. Inflammatory biomarkers, cerebral microbleeds, and small vessel disease: Framingham Heart Study. Neurology. 2015 Feb 24; 84(8):825-32. PMID: 25632086.

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  • Published on 7/31/2014

    Shoamanesh A, Masoud H, Furey K, Duerfeldt K, Lau H, Romero JR, Pikula A, Teal P, Nguyen TN, Kase CS, Babikian VL. Larger A1/M1 diameter ratio predicts embolic anterior cerebral artery territorial stroke. Stroke. 2014 Sep; 45(9):2798-800. PMID: 25082805.

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