Thanh N. Nguyen, MD FRCPc FSVIN FAHA

Professor, Neurology

Thanh Nguyen
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building


Thanh Nguyen, MD, FRCP, FSVIN, FAHA is the Director of Interventional Neurology/ Neuroradiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is President-Elect of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), the first woman in its 15-year history.

After receiving her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Canada, Dr. Nguyen performed her neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Following her fellowship in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital, she completed a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology (INR) involving more than 1,000 INR procedures at Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal with the internationally renowned experts Jean Raymond and others. She has now been involved in a total of more than 3,000 INR procedures, including more than 500 brain aneurysm interventions (coilings / flow diversion) and 400 acute stroke interventions.

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests include brain aneurysm coiling / flow diversion, acute intra-arterial therapies for stroke. She co-leads a global study with Dr. Nogueira to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke, mechanical thrombectomy and subarachnoid hemorrhage care. Other clinical interests include neurocritical care, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of pulsatile tinnitus, pre-operative embolization for head and neck tumors, carotid and intracranial stenting, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spinal vascular interventions, traumatic carotid and vertebral dissection, subdural hematoma embolization, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for acute spinal fractures.

Dr. Nguyen has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, contributed to national guideline statements and book chapters. She is a reviewer for the neuroendovascular section of 8 neuroscience journals and has made more than 80 presentations at scientific meetings on a national and international level. She serves as Section Editor of Stroke, Editorial Board of Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, Journal of Neuroradiology, and Associate Editor of Frontiers of Interventional Neurology Journal.

She was elected board member of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) in 2008, re-elected 2014-2017, Research Chair of the SVIN in 2013, and Secretary of the SVIN in 2019-2021. She was awarded Fellow of the SVIN (FSVIN) in 2012 based on her contributions to the field of Interventional Neurology. She was awarded Fellow of the AHA (FAHA) in 2018 and is the American Heart Association Board of Director for the Boston area 2018-2021.

Dr. Nguyen served as the 2017 Acute Endovascular Treatment Section Chair of the International Stroke Conference and 2017 SVIN 10th Annual Meeting Chair, where the landmark DAWN endovascular stroke study was presented with its online publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.

She was awarded Boston Magazine Top Doctor in Neurology for 2017, 2019, 2020, Be Exceptional Award for Boston Medical Center in 2018, and SVIN Distinguished Service Award in 2018. She received the Neurology Golden Brain Attending Award for BU medical student teaching in 2019.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine


  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC


  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Nagel S, Qureshi MM, Ribo M, Caparros F, Haussen DC, Mohammaden MH, Sheth SA, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Siegler JE, Zaidi S, Olive-Gadea M, Henon H, Möhlenbruch MA, Castonguay AC, Nannoni S, Kaesmacher J, Puri AS, Seker F, Farooqui M, Salazar-Marioni S, Kuhn AL, Kaliaev A, Farzin B, Boisseau W, Masoud HE, Lopez CY, Rana A, Kareem SA, Sathya A, Klein P, Kassem MW, Ringleb PA, Cordonnier C, Gralla J, Fischer U, Michel P, Jovin TG, Raymond J, Zaidat OO, Nogueira RG. Noncontrast Computed Tomography vs Computed Tomography Perfusion or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Selection in Late Presentation of Stroke With Large-Vessel Occlusion. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jan 01; 79(1):22-31. PMID: 34747975.

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  • Published on 12/31/2021

    Chen Y, Mofatteh M, Nguyen TN, Wellington J, Wei W, Liang W, Chen G, Hu Z, Ouyang K, Yang S. Carotid Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke Following Cervical Chiropractic Manipulation: Two Case Reports. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2021 Dec 31; 15385744211072660. PMID: 34971321.

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  • Published on 12/17/2021

    Nguyen TN, Fischer U. Treatment Effect of Intravenous Thrombolysis Bridging to Mechanical Thrombectomy on Vessel Occlusion Site. Stroke. 2022 Jan; 53(1):17-19. PMID: 34915740.

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  • Published on 12/17/2021

    Campbell BCV, Nguyen TN. Advances in Stroke: Treatments-Interventional. Stroke. 2022 Jan; 53(1):264-267. PMID: 34915739.

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  • Published on 11/18/2021

    Mohamad Abdalkader, MD ; Anurag Sahoo, MD; Adam A. Dmytriw, MD; Waleed Brinjikji, MD; Guilherme Dabus, MD; Eytan Raz, MD; Leonardo Renieri, MD; Antonio Laiso, MD; Alberto Maud, MD; Mario Martínez-Galdámez, MD ; Jorge Galván-Fernández, MD; Miguel Schüller-Arteaga, MD; Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD; Krishna Amuluru, MD; Johanna T. Fifi, MD; Shahram Majidi, MD; Priyank Khandelwal, MD; Justin M. Moore, MD; Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, MD; Ameer E. Hassan, DO; James E. Siegler, MD; Simon Nagel, MD; Osama O. Zaidat, MD; Thanh N. Nguyen, MD. Mechanical Thrombectomy of the Fetal Posterior Cerebral Artery. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2021.

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  • Published on 11/17/2021

    Alicia C. Castonguay, Adam de Havenon, Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi, Cynthia Kenmuir, Sunil A. Sheth, Kaiz S. Asif, Thanh N. Nguyen, Vallabh Janardhan, Ossama Y. Mansour, Robin Novakovic, Ameer E. Hassan, David S. Liebeskind, Alexandra L. Czap, Hesham E. Masoud, Alice Ma, May Nour, Ashutosh P. Jadhav, Amer Malik, and Osama O. Zaidat. Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Standards and Parameters for Guideline Development and Publication. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2021.

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  • Published on 11/17/2021

    Puetz V, Strbian D, Nguyen TN, Nagel S. Editorial: Challenges in Posterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:789836. PMID: 34867771.

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  • Published on 10/20/2021

    Chen Y, Nguyen TN, Wellington J, Mofatteh M, Yao W, Hu Z, Kuang Q, Wu W, Wang X, Sun Y, Ouyang K, Xu J, Huang W, Yang S. Shortening Door-to-Needle Time by Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Workflow Optimization During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Oct 20; 31(1):106179. PMID: 34735901.

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  • Published on 10/11/2021

    Requejo F, Teplisky DJ, Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M. Direct carotid artery access for neurointerventional procedures in infants. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Oct 11. PMID: 34635579.

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  • Published on 10/7/2021

    Nolte CH, Nguyen TN. Efficiency of stroke networks for referral of mechanical thrombectomy: The more the better? Eur J Neurol. 2021 Dec; 28(12):3877-3878. PMID: 34601786.

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