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).

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


  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC


  • 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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  • Published on 7/29/2021

    Herweh C, Abdalkader M, Nguyen TN, Puetz V, Schöne D, Kaiser D, Chen CH, Jeng JS, Möhlenbruch MA, Ringleb PA, Nagel S. Mechanical Thrombectomy in Isolated Occlusion of the Proximal Posterior Cerebral Artery. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:697348. PMID: 34393977.

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  • Published on 7/26/2021

    Siegler JE, Klein P, Yaghi S, Vigilante N, Abdalkader M, Coutinho JM, Abdul Khalek F, Nguyen TN. Cerebral Vein Thrombosis With Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia. Stroke. 2021 08; 52(9):3045-3053. PMID: 34304601.

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  • Published on 7/5/2021

    Renieri L, Valente I, Dmytriw AA, Puri AS, Singh J, Nappini S, Nencini P, Kaliaev A, Abdalkader M, Alexandre A, Garignano G, Vivekanandan S, Fong RP, Parra-Fariñas C, Spears J, Gomez-Paz S, Ogilvy C, Regenhardt RW, Alotaibi N, Beer-Furlan A, Joshi KC, Walker M, Vicenty-Padilla J, Darcourt J, Foreman P, Kuhn AL, Nguyen TN, Griessenauer CJ, Marotta TR, Thomas A, Patel AB, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Chen M, Levitt MR, Chen K, Cognard C, Pedicelli A, Limbucci N. Mechanical thrombectomy beyond the circle of Willis: efficacy and safety of different techniques for M2 occlusions. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Jul 05. PMID: 34226193.

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  • Published on 6/19/2021

    Raymaekers V, Demeestere J, Bellante F, De Blauwe S, De Raedt S, Dusart A, Jodaitis L, Lemmens R, Loos C, Noémie L, Rutgers MP, Vandervorst F, Vanhooren G, Yperzeele L, Nogueira RG, Nguyen TN, Vanacker P. The impact of COVID-19 on acute stroke care in Belgium. Acta Neurol Belg. 2021 Jun 19. PMID: 34148220.

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  • Published on 6/6/2021

    Abdalkader M, Sahoo A, Shulman JG, Sader E, Takahashi C, Kaliaev A, Curiale GG, Hohler AD, Hinchey J, Nguyen TN. Acute occlusion of the fetal posterior cerebral artery: diagnosis and management paradigms. Neuroradiol J. 2021 Jun 06; 19714009211019383. PMID: 34096388.

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  • Published on 6/3/2021

    Zaidat OO, Liebeskind DS, Jadhav AP, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Nguyen TN, Haussen DC, Yavagal DR, Froehler MT, Jahan R, Nogueira RG, Yao TL, Alenzi BA, Bushnaq S, Mueller-Kronast NH. Impact of Age and Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score 0 to 5 on Mechanical Thrombectomy Outcomes: Analysis From the STRATIS Registry. Stroke. 2021 Jul; 52(7):2220-2228. PMID: 34078106.

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  • Published on 5/25/2021

    Abdalkader M, Nguyen TN, Norbash AM, Raz E, Shapiro M, Lenck S, Brinjikji W, Weber P, Sakai O. State of the Art: Venous Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus and Diagnostic Considerations Guiding Endovascular Therapy. Radiology. 2021 07; 300(1):2-16. PMID: 34032509.

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  • Published on 5/25/2021

    Abdalkader M, Siegler JE, Nguyen TN. In Response (letter 1). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 May 25; 105879. PMID: 34049765.

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