Thanh N. Nguyen, MD FRCPc FSVIN FAHA

Professor, Neurology

Thanh Nguyen
617.638.9022
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building

Biography

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).

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 140 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

Education

  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC

Publications

  • Published on 11/8/2021

    Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Nagel S, Qureshi MM, Ribo M, Caparros F, Haussen DC, Mohammad 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. 2021 Nov 08. PMID: 34747975.

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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 10/3/2021

    Nolte CH, Nguyen TN. Efficiency of stroke networks for referral of mechanical thrombectomy: The more the better? Eur J Neurol. 2021 Oct 03. PMID: 34601786.

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  • Published on 9/20/2021

    Sasanejad P, Afshar Hezarkhani L, Arsang-Jang S, Tsivgoulis G, Ghoreishi A, Kristian B, Rahmig J, Farhoudi M, Sadeghi Hokmabadi E, Borhani-Haghighi A, Sariaslani P, Sharifi-Razavi A, Ghandehari K, Khosravi A, Smith C, Nilanont Y, Akbari Y, Nguyen TN, Bersano A, Yassi N, Yoshimoto T, Lattanzi S, Gupta A, Zand R, Rafie S, Pourandokht Mousavian S, Reza Shahsavaripour M, Amini S, Kamenova SU, Kondybayeva A, Zhanuzakov M, Macri EM, Nobleza COS, Ruland S, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Desai MJ, Ranta A, Moghadam Ahmadi A, Rostamihosseinkhani M, Foroughi R, Hooshmandi E, Akhoundi FH, Shuaib A, Liebeskind DS, Siegler J, Romano JG, Mayer SA, Bavarsad Shahripour R, Zamani B, Woolsey A, Fazli Y, Mojtaba K, Isaac CF, Biller J, Di Napoli M, Azarpazhooh MR. Safety and Outcomes of Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy in Ischemic Stroke Patients with COVID-19: CASCADE Initiative. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Dec; 30(12):106121. PMID: 34601242.

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  • Published on 9/20/2021

    de Havenon A, Castonguay A, Nogueira R, Nguyen TN, English J, Satti SR, Veznedaroglu E, Saver JL, Mocco J, Khatri P, Mistry E, Zaidat OO. Prestroke Disability and Outcome After Thrombectomy for Emergent Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. Neurology. 2021 Nov 09; 97(19):e1914-e1919. PMID: 34544817.

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  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Arandela K, Samudrala S, Abdalkader M, Anand P, Daneshmand A, Dasenbrock H, Nguyen T, Ong C, Takahashi C, Shulman J, Babi MA, Sivakumar S, Shah N, Jain S, Anand S, Nobleza COS, Shekhar S, Venkatasubramanian C, Salahuddin H, Taqi MA, Nour HA, Nofar JB, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome in Patients with Coronavirus Disease: A Multicenter Case Series. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Dec; 30(12):106118. PMID: 34560378.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Nguyen TN, Strbian D. Endovascular Therapy for Stroke due to Basilar Artery Occlusion: A BASIC Challenge at BEST. Stroke. 2021 Oct; 52(10):3410-3413. PMID: 34517766.

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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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  • Published on 7/31/2021

    Jillella DV, Nahab F, Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Liebeskind DS, Vora N, Rai V, Haussen DC, Nogueira RG, Desai S, Jadhav AP, Czap AL, Zha AM, Linfante I, Hassan AE, Quispe-Orozco D, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Khandelwal P, Patel P, Zaidat O, Jovin TG, Kamen S, Siegler JE. Delays in thrombolysis during COVID-19 are associated with worse neurological outcomes: the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multicenter Collaboration. J Neurol. 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34333701.

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