Thanh N. Nguyen, MD FRCPc FSVIN FAHA

Associate Professor, Radiology

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).

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. 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 120 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, 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

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


  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC


  • Published on 2/12/2021

    Liang CW, Das S, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Liebeskind DS, Grotta JC, Jovin TG, Nguyen TN, Nogueira RG, Masoud H, Elijovich L, Zaidat OO, Hassan AE, Linfante I, Fifi JT, Sheth SA. Education Research: Challenges Faced by Neurology Trainees in a Neuro-Intervention Career Track. Neurology. 2021 Feb 12. PMID: 33579757.

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  • Published on 2/8/2021

    Czap AL, Zha AM, Sebaugh J, Hassan AE, Shulman JG, Abdalkader M, Nguyen TN, Linfante I, Starosciak AK, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Quispe-Orozco D, Vora NA, Rai V, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, Jillella DV, Rana A, Yu S, Thon JM, Zaidat OO, Khandelwal P, Bach I, Sheth SA, Jadhav AP, Desai SM, Jovin TG, Liebeskind DS, Siegler JE. Endovascular thrombectomy time metrics in the era of COVID-19: observations from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multicenter Collaboration. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Feb 08. PMID: 33558439.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    de Havenon A, Alexander MD, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, Castonguay AC, Linfante I, Johnson MA, Nguyen TN, Mokin M, Zaidat OO. Duration of symptomatic stroke and successful reperfusion with endovascular thrombectomy for anterior circulation large vessel occlusive stroke. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Feb 01. PMID: 33526478.

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  • Published on 1/30/2021

    Ramos-Araque ME, Siegler JE, Ribo M, Requena M, López C, de Lera M, Arenillas JF, Pérez IH, Gómez-Vicente B, Talavera B, Portela PC, Guillen AN, Urra X, Llull L, Renú A, Nguyen TN, Jillella D, Nahab F, Nogueira R, Haussen D, Then R, Thon JM, Esparragoza LR, Hernández-Pérez M, Bustamante A, Mansour OY, Megahed M, Hassan T, Liebeskind DS, Hassan A, Bushnaq S, Osman M, Vazquez AR. Stroke etiologies in patients with COVID-19: the SVIN COVID-19 multinational registry. BMC Neurol. 2021 Jan 30; 21(1):43. PMID: 33514335.

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  • Published on 1/28/2021

    Darsaut TE, Derksen C, Farzin B, Keough MB, Fahed R, Boisseau W, Letourneau-Guillon L, Januel AC, Weill A, Roy D, Nguyen TN, Finitsis S, Gentric JC, Volders D, Carlson A, Chow MM, O'Kelly C, Rempel JL, Ashforth RA, Chagnon M, Zehr J, Findlay JM, Gevry G, Raymond J. Reliability of the Diagnosis of Cerebral Vasospasm Using Catheter Cerebral Angiography: A Systematic Review and Inter- and Intraobserver Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021 Jan 28. PMID: 33509923.

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  • Published on 1/18/2021

    Nogueira R, Abdalkader M, Qureshi MM, Frankel MR, Mansour OY, Yamagami H, Qiu Z, Farhoudi M, Siegler JE, Yaghi S, Raz E, Sakai N, Ohara N, Piotin M, Mechtouff L, Eker O, Chalumeau V, Kleinig T, Liu JM, Pop R, Winters HS, Shang X, Rodriguez Vasquez A, Blasco J, Arenillas JF, Martinez-Galdamez M, Brehm A, Psychogios M, Lylyk P, Haussen DC, Al-Bayati A, Mohammaden MH, Fonseca L, Silva MLS, Montalverne FJ, Lima FO, Renieri L, Mangiafico S, Fischer U, Gralla J, Frei D, Chugh C, Mehta BP, Nagel S, Mà Hlenbruch M, Ortega S, Farooqui M, Hassan AE, Taylor A, Lapergue B, Consoli A, Campbell B, Sharma M, Walker M, van Horn N, Fiehler J, Nguyen HT, Nguyen QT, Watanabe D, Zhang H, Le HV, Nguyen VQ, Shah R, Devlin T, Khandelwal P, Linfante I, Izzath W, Lavados P, Olavarrà A VV, Sampaio Silva G, Verena de Carvalho Sousa A, Kirmani J, Bendszus M, Amano T, Yamamoto R, Doijiri R, Tokuda N, Yamada T, Terasaki T, Yazawa Y, Morris JG, Griffin E, Thornton J, Lavoie P, Matouk C, Hill MD, Demchuk AM, Killer M, Nahab F, Altschul D, Perez de la Ossa N, Kikano R, Boisseau W, Walker G, Cordina S, Puri AS, Kuhn A, Gandhi D, Nguyen T. EXPRESS: Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stroke Hospitalizations and Mechanical Thrombectomy Volumes. Int J Stroke. 2021 Jan 18; 1747493021991652. PMID: 33459583.

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  • Published on 12/22/2020

    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. 2021 Mar; 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. 2021 02; 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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