Pria Anand, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Pria Anand


Dr. Anand practices at Boston Medical Center, where she cares for hospitalized patients with acute neurological disorders and for patients with neurological complications of infectious diseases, including HIV, neurocysticercosis, meningitis, and encephalitis. She is involved in teaching of both medical students and residents on the inpatient service. Her academic work is primarily focused on neuro-infectious diseases, narrative medicine, and neurological disorders in vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers and refugees.

Dr. Anand received her BA in cognitive science at Yale University and her MD with a concentration in biomedical ethics and medical humanities at Stanford University, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed her internship in medicine at the University of North Carolina, where she received the Farmer Award in recognition of “truly compassionate care,” and her neurology residency at Johns Hopkins, where she received the Thomas J. Preziosi Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology and the Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence for her “level of mastery in interpersonal skills, humanism, diagnostic acumen, knowledge, and a scholarly approach to clinical practice”. She completed the Advanced General Neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on neuro-infectious diseases and neurologic manifestations of systemic diseases.


  • Published on 11/26/2019

    Anand P, Chwalisz BK. Inflammatory Disorders of the Skull Base: a Review. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Nov 26; 19(12):96. PMID: 31773409.

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  • Published on 10/22/2019

    Anand P, Kharal GA, Reda H, Venna N. Peripheral Neuropathies in Infectious Diseases. Semin Neurol. 2019 10; 39(5):640-650. PMID: 31639846.

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  • Published on 9/25/2019

    Anand P, Hotan GC, Vogel A, Venna N, Mateen FJ. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: A 25-year retrospective cohort study. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Nov; 6(6). PMID: 31554669.

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  • Published on 8/20/2019

    Anand P, Mukerji SS, Thon J, Gunaratne S, Cho TA, Venna N. Steroid-sparing agents for the treatment of inflammation in complicated neurocysticercosis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Nov; 6(6). PMID: 31454762.

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  • Published on 6/28/2019

    Fitts W, Rahamatou NT, Abass CF, Vogel AC, Ghislain AH, Sakadi F, Hongxiang Q, Conde ML, Baldé AT, Hamani ABD, Bah AK, Anand P, Patenaude B, Mateen FJ. School status and its associations among children with epilepsy in the Republic of Guinea. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Aug; 97:275-281. PMID: 31260925.

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  • Published on 4/9/2019

    Anand P. Global & Community Health: The djina disease: On epilepsy in the Republic of Guinea. Neurology. 2019 04 09; 92(15):725-727. PMID: 30962298.

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  • Published on 2/12/2019

    Anand P, Othon GC, Sakadi F, Tassiou NR, Hamani ABD, Bah AK, Allaramadji BT, Barry DN, Vogel A, Cisse FA, Mateen FJ. Epilepsy and traditional healers in the Republic of Guinea: A mixed methods study. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Mar; 92:276-282. PMID: 30731293.

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  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Anand P, Kaplan PW. Triphasic Waves and Encephalopathy in the Setting of Pregabalin Toxicity. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Nov; 35(6):515-517. PMID: 30222638.

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  • Published on 2/21/2018

    Anand P, Saylor D. Multiple sclerosis and HIV: a case of multiple sclerosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome associated with antiretroviral therapy initiation. Int J STD AIDS. 2018 08; 29(9):929-932. PMID: 29466918.

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  • Published on 7/27/2017

    Anand P, Gold DR. Nystagmus from Wernicke's Encephalopathy. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jul 27; 377(4):e5. PMID: 28745996.

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