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 Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine (BUSM). She is President of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), the first woman in its 15-year history.

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 acute endovascular therapies for stroke, brain aneurysm coiling and flow diversion. She is Principal Investigator of the CLEAR (CT for Late EndovasculAr Reperfusion) study, the primary results published in JAMA Neurology. She co-led 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 330 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 100 presentations at scientific meetings on a national and international level. She serves as Associate Editor of Stroke.

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.

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, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • McGill University, MD
  • Marianopolis College, DEC


  • Published on 11/29/2023

    Farooqui M, Divani AA, Galecio-Castillo M, Hassan AE, Jumaa MA, Ribo M, Abraham M, Petersen N, Fifi J, Guerrero WR, Malik AM, Siegler JE, Nguyen TN, Sheth SA, Yoo AJ, Linares G, Janjua N, Quispe-Orozco D, Ikram A, Tekle WG, Zaidi SF, Zevallos CB, Rizzo F, Barkley T, De Leacy R, Khalife J, Abdalkader M, Salazar-Marioni S, Soomro J, Gordon W, Rodriguez-Calienes A, Vivanco-Suarez J, Turabova C, Mokin M, Yavagal DR, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Safety Outcomes of Antiplatelet Therapy During Endovascular Treatment of Tandem Lesions in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. Transl Stroke Res. 2023 Nov 29. PMID: 38017258.

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  • Published on 11/28/2023

    Tonetti DA, Koneru M, Bhattacharyya M, English JD, Settecase F, Kim WT, Khalife J, Patel P, Thomas A, Jovin T, Hanel R, Benalia VHC, Cortez GM, Aghaebrahim A, Sauvageau E, Abdalkader M, Nguyen TN, Klein P, Dmytriw AA, Shaikh H. Tenzing 7 delivery catheter with or without a leading microwire for single pass aspiration thrombectomy: A multicenter experience. Interv Neuroradiol. 2023 Nov 28; 15910199231216765. PMID: 38018024.

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  • Published on 11/27/2023

    Sun D, Guo X, Nguyen TN, Pan Y, Ma G, Tong X, Raynald, Wang M, Ma N, Gao F, Mo D, Huo X, Miao Z. Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score, Infarct Core Volume, and Endovascular Therapy Outcomes in Patients With Large Infarct: A Secondary Analysis of the ANGEL-ASPECT Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Nov 27. PMID: 38010691.

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  • Published on 11/24/2023

    Lan XY, Li D, Cui Y, Nguyen TN, Li S, Chen HS. Proteomic analysis of jugular venous blood in acute large vessel occlusion stroke with futile recanalization. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2023 Nov 24; 271678X231216767. PMID: 38000017.

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  • Published on 11/18/2023

    Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Qureshi MM, Michel P, Strambo D, Strbian D, Herweh C, Möhlenbruch M, Räty S, Olive-Gadea M, Ribo M, Psychogios M, Fischer, Urs Nguyen A, Kuramatsu J, Haupenthal D, Köhrmann M, Deuschl C, Escolà JK, Demeestere J, Vandewalle L, Yaghi S, Shu L, Puetz V, Kaiser DPO, Kaesmacher J, Mujanovic A, Marterstock DC, Engelhorn T, Klein P, Haussen DC, Mohammaden M, Fragata I, Cunha B, Abdelhamid H, Romoli M, Diana F, Virtanen P, Lappalainen K, Jesser J, Clark J, Matsoukas S, Fifi JT, Sheth SA, Salazar-Marioni S, Marto JP, Ramos JN, Miszczuk M, Riegler C, Poli S, Poli K, Jadhav AP, Desai S, Maus V, Kaeder M, Masoud HE, Suryadareva N, Mokin M, Siegler JE, Linfante I, Dabus G, Asdaghi N, Saini V, Nolte CH, Siebert E, Meinel TR, Weyland CS, Hanning U, Meyer L, Nogueira RG, Ringleb PA, Nagel S. First-Line Stent Retriever Versus Contact Aspiration or Combined Technique for Endovascular Therapy of Posterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion Stroke: The PLATO Study. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2023; 0(0):e001004.

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  • Published on 11/17/2023

    Asif KS, Novakovic R, Nguyen TN, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Kim Y, Jagolino-Cole A, Aroor S, Castonguay A, Kumar P, Jadhav AP, Yavagal D, Nour M, Toth G, Mokin M, Sheth SA, Jumaa MA, Al-bayati A, Teleb M, Mansour OY, Desai SM, Hartman J, Liebeskind DS, Hassan AE, Mehta, Brijesh P. Large-Vessel Occlusion Stroke Knowledge and Training for Stroke Severity Assessment Among Emergency Medical Services Personnel in the United States. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2023.

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  • Published on 11/11/2023

    Huo X, Sun D, Raynald, Jia B, Tong X, Wang A, Ma N, Gao F, Mo D, Nguyen TN, Miao Z. Sex differences in outcomes of endovascular therapy for acute vertebrobasilar occlusion: data from ANGEL-ACT Registry. J Neurol. 2023 Nov 11. PMID: 37950759.

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  • Published on 11/9/2023

    Samaniego EA, Boltze J, Lyden PD, Hill MD, Campbell BCV, Silva GS, Sheth KN, Fisher M, Hillis AE, Nguyen TN, Carone D, Favilla CG, Deljkich E, Albers GW, Heit JJ, Lansberg MG. Priorities for Advancements in Neuroimaging in the Diagnostic Workup of Acute Stroke. Stroke. 2023 Nov 09. PMID: 37942645.

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  • Published on 10/30/2023

    Pascarella R, Antonenko K, Boulouis G, De Boysson H, Giannini C, Heldner MR, Kargiotis O, Nguyen TN, Rice CM, Salvarani C, Schmidt-Pogoda A, Strbian D, Hussain S, Zedde M. European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines on Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System (PACNS). Eur Stroke J. 2023 Oct 30; 23969873231190431. PMID: 37903069.

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  • Published on 10/27/2023

    Radu RA, Costalat V, Fahed R, Ghozy S, Siegler JE, Shaikh H, Khalife J, Abdalkader M, Klein P, Nguyen TN, Heit JJ, Sweid A, El Naamani K, Regenhardt RW, Diestro JDB, Cancelliere NM, Amllay A, Meyer L, Dusart A, Bellante F, Forestier G, Rouchaud A, Saleme S, Mounayer C, Fiehler J, Kühn AL, Puri AS, Dyzmann C, Kan PT, Colasurdo M, Marnat G, Berge J, Barreau X, Sibon I, Nedelcu S, Henninger N, Kyheng M, Marotta TR, Stapleton CJ, Rabinov JD, Ota T, Dofuku S, Yeo LL, Tan BY, Martinez-Gutierrez JC, Salazar-Marioni S, Sheth S, Renieri L, Capirossi C, Mowla A, Tjoumakaris SI, Jabbour P, Khandelwal P, Biswas A, Clarençon F, Elhorany M, Premat K, Valente I, Pedicelli A, Pedro Filipe J, Varela R, Quintero-Consuegra M, Gonzalez NR, Möhlenbruch MA, Jesser J, Tancredi I, Ter Schiphorst A, Yedavalli V, Harker P, Chervak LM, Aziz Y, Gory B, Paul Stracke C, Hecker C, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Griessenauer CJ, Thomas AJ, Hsieh CY, Liebeskind DS, Alexandre AM, Faizy TD, Weyland C, Patel AB, Pereira VM, Lubicz B, Dmytriw AA, Guenego A. First pass effect as an independent predictor of functional outcomes in medium vessel occlusions: An analysis of an international multicenter study. Eur Stroke J. 2023 Oct 27; 23969873231208276. PMID: 37885243.

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