Carlos S. Kase, MD

Emeritus Professor, Neurology

Carlos Kase
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building


Dr. Kase is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Carlos Kase earned his MD degree in Santiago, Chile, from the Catholic University of Chile in May 1967. He pursued further training in Neurology and Vascular Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1972-1973, and 1977-1978. Dr. Kase is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology (1980) and also board-certified in the subspecialty of Vascular Neurology (2005).

Dr. Kase joined the Department of Neurology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 1984 and is Neurologist-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center. Prior to this, he joined Dr. J.P. Mohr in forming the Neurology Department at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in 1978.

Dr. Kase’s professional and research interests are in cerebrovascular diseases, with a special interest in intracerebral hemorrhage, carotid artery disease and lacunar infarctions. He has been actively involved in performing clinical studies and clinico-pathologic correlations in intracerebral hemorrhage and cerebral infarction. His research activities have included participation in multicenter NIH-sponsored studies such as the Stroke Data Bank (NINCDS), the Warfarin Aspirin Recurrent Stroke Study (WARSS), the Warfarin vs. Aspirin for Symptomatic Intracranial Disease (WASID) Study, the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) study, and the Insulin Resistance Intervention after Stroke (IRIS) trial, as well as in a number of therapeutic clinical trials. In addition, Dr. Kase has participated in the Framingham Study since 1984, where he has led a number of important epidemiological studies on risk factors in stroke.

Dr. Kase has received numerous distinguished honors for his work in cerebrovascular disease, including Honorary Membership to the Spanish Society of Neurology and the Mexican Association of Cerebrovascular Disease. In 2001, he received the C. Miller Fisher Award for Excellence in Stroke, awarded by the American Stroke Association, Massachusetts Affiliate. In 2002 he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Dr. Kase was recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Neurology by Boston Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and by U.S. News and World Report in 2011.


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, MD
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, BS


  • Published on 9/29/2023

    Kase CS, Anderson C. Fresh Insights Into Variable Mortality From Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Across Regions of Finland. Neurology. 2023 Sep 29. PMID: 37775317.

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  • Published on 4/5/2022

    Jeanneret V, Jillella DV, Rangaraju S, Groover O, Peterson R, Koneru S, Nahab F, Kase CS. PRES and RCVS: Two Distinct Entities or a Spectrum of the Same Disease? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022 Jun; 31(6):106472. PMID: 35390732.

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  • Published on 12/14/2021

    Jeanneret V, Neill S, Greene JG, Groover O, Kase CS. Clinical Reasoning: A 55-Year-Old Woman With Recurrent Episodes of Aphasia and Vision Changes. Neurology. 2022 02 22; 98(8):330-335. PMID: 34906981.

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  • Published on 12/6/2021

    Gupta H, Beshara S, Katsanos A, Patil T, Al-Zahrani S, Chen JY, Alharbi A, Zamir N, Ng K, Kase CS, Shoamanesh A. Acute Hyperglycemia and In-Hospital Mortality in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Can J Neurol Sci. 2023 Jan; 50(1):115-118. PMID: 34865673.

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  • Published on 3/31/2021

    Kase CS, Hanley DF. Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Advances in Emergency Care. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):405-418. PMID: 33896526.

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  • Published on 3/23/2021

    Venketasubramanian N, Anderson C, Ay H, Aybek S, Brinjikji W, de Freitas GR, Del Brutto OH, Fassbender K, Fujimura M, Goldstein LB, Haberl RL, Hankey GJ, Heiss WD, Lestro Henriques I, Kase CS, Kim JS, Koga M, Kokubo Y, Kuroda S, Lee K, Lee TH, Liebeskind DS, Lip GYH, Meairs S, Medvedev R, Mehndiratta MM, Mohr JP, Nagayama M, Pantoni L, Papanagiotou P, Parrilla G, Pastori D, Pendlebury ST, Pettigrew LC, Renjen PN, Rundek T, Schminke U, Shinohara Y, Tang WK, Toyoda K, Wartenberg KE, Wasay M, Hennerici MG. Stroke Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Expert Panel Review. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021; 50(3):245-261. PMID: 33756459.

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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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  • Published on 8/6/2020

    Jeanneret V, Peterson RB, Kase CS. Clinical Reasoning: A 62-year-old man with history of catheter ablation presenting with recurrent strokes. Neurology. 2020 12 01; 95(22):e3065-e3069. PMID: 32764099.

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  • Published on 7/20/2020

    Spence JD, de Freitas GR, Pettigrew LC, Ay H, Liebeskind DS, Kase CS, Del Brutto OH, Hankey GJ, Venketasubramanian N. Mechanisms of Stroke in COVID-19. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020; 49(4):451-458. PMID: 32690850.

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  • Published on 3/10/2020

    Lun R, Yogendrakumar V, Demchuk AM, Aviv RI, Rodriguez-Luna D, Molina CA, Silva Y, Dzialowski I, Kobayashi A, Boulanger JM, Gubitz G, Srivastava P, Roy J, Kase CS, Bhatia R, Hill MD, Dowlatshahi D. Calculation of Prognostic Scores, Using Delayed Imaging, Outperforms Baseline Assessments in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Stroke. 2020 04; 51(4):1107-1110. PMID: 32151235.

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