Thanh N. Nguyen, MD FRCPc FSVIN FAHA

Associate Professor, Radiology

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 350 acute stroke interventions.

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests include brain aneurysm coiling / flow diversion, acute intra-arterial therapies for stroke and the impact of COVID-19 on cerebrovascular disease. Other clinical interests include neurocritical care, pre-operative embolization for head and neck tumors, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for pulsatile tinnitus, 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 100 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 on the Editorial Board of Stroke and is 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 2018-2020.

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, 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

  • Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC

Publications

  • Published on 12/21/2020

    Jafari M, Nguyen TN, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Hussain MS, Hassan AE, Ikram A, Eliyas JK, Rodriguez GJ, Divani AA. Current Advances in Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease and Future Prospective. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec 21; 30(3):105556. PMID: 33360252.

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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. 2020 Dec 15; 201:106436. PMID: 33383463.

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  • Published on 12/15/2020

    Zevallos CB, Farooqui M, Quispe-Orozco D, Mendez-Ruiz A, Patterson M, Below K, Martins SO, Mansour OY, Mont'Alverne F, Nguyen TN, Lemme L, Siddiqui AH, Fraser JF, Jadhav AP, Zaidat OO, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Proximal Internal Carotid artery Acute Stroke Secondary to tandem Occlusions (PICASSO) international survey. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020 Dec 15. PMID: 33323501.

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  • Published on 12/3/2020

    Onoue K, Nguyen TN, Mian A, Dasenbrock H, Bedi H, Abdalkader M. Twig-like middle cerebral arteries: Clinical and radiological findings. Clin Imaging. 2020 Dec 03; 73:31-37. PMID: 33296771.

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  • Published on 11/30/2020

    Siegler JE, Zha AM, Czap AL, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Liebeskind DS, Desai SM, Hassan AE, Starosciak AK, Linfante I, Rai V, Thon JM, Then R, Heslin ME, Thau L, Khandelwal P, Mohammaden MH, Haussen DC, Nogueira RG, Jillella DV, Nahab F, Kaliaev A, Nguyen TN, Zaidat O, Jovin TG, Jhadav AP. Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Treatment Times for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multicenter Collaboration. Stroke. 2021 Jan; 52(1):40-47. PMID: 33250041.

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  • Published on 11/13/2020

    Choi JH, Poli S, Chen M, Nguyen TN, Saver JL, Matouk C, Pile-Spellman J. Selective Brain Hypothermia in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Reperfusion Without Reperfusion Injury. Front Neurol. 2020; 11:594289. PMID: 33281733.

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  • Published on 10/23/2020

    Abdalkader M, Samuelsen BT, Moore JM, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Ong CJ, Setty BN, Mian AZ, Nguyen TN. Ruptured Spinal Aneurysms: Diagnosis and Management Paradigms. World Neurosurg. 2020 Oct 23. PMID: 33223127.

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  • Published on 10/20/2020

    Abdalkader M, Raymond J, Mian A, Naragum V, Cronk K, Roy D, Weill A, Nguyen TN. Early major recurrence of cerebral aneurysms after satisfactory initial coiling. Interv Neuroradiol. 2020 Oct 20; 1591019920968370. PMID: 33076750.

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  • Published on 10/19/2020

    Nwajei F, Anand P, Abdalkader M, Andreu Arasa VC, Aparicio HJ, Behbahani S, Curiale G, Daneshmand A, Dasenbrock H, Mayo T, Mian A, Nguyen T, Ong C, Romero JR, Sakai O, Takahashi C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thromboses in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Three Cases and a Review of the Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec; 29(12):105412. PMID: 33254367.

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  • Published on 10/9/2020

    Ma A, Kase CS, Shoamanesh A, Abdalkader M, Pikula A, Sathya A, Catanese L, Ellis AT, Nguyen TN. Stroke and Thromboprophylaxis in the Era of COVID-19. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 01; 30(1):105392. PMID: 33130478.

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