Ali Daneshmand, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Title Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Office Shapiro Building, 725 Albany St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2010)
    Research Fellowship: Neurovascular Research Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital (2013)
    Internship: Medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (2014)
    Residency: Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine (2017)
    Fellowship: Neurocritical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2019)

Board Certifications: Neurology (Neurocritical Care Board Eligible)

Special Interests: Acute Neurological Decline, Brain Death, Ischemic Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic Brain Injury, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning


American Academy of Neurology resident award (2017)

Poster of Excellence, Office for Research Career Development, Massachusetts General Hospital (2013)


Cervantes-Arslanian A, Lau KHV, Anand P, Shulman JG, Ford T, Takahashi C, Daneshmand A, Nguyen TN, Suchdev K, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Macone A, Perloff M, Zhu S, Greer DM. Rapid Dissemination of Protocols for Managing Neurology Inpatients with COVID-19. Ann Neurol. 2020 May 12.

Daneshmand, A., Goyal, G., Markovic, S., Zekeridou, A., Wijdicks, E.F. and Hocker, S.E., 2019. Autoimmune Encephalitis Secondary to Melanoma. Annals of internal medicine.

Daneshmand, A., Rabinstein, A.A. and Wijdicks, E.F., 2019. The apnea test in brain death determination using oxygen diffusion method remains safe. Neurology, pp.10-1212.

Cohen, D. A., Daneshmand, A., & Wijdicks, E. F. 2018. Insight into Ping-Pong Gaze in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. Neurocritical Care, 1-2.

Daneshmand, A., Rangel-Castilla, L., Rydberg, C., Wijdicks, E., 2018. Ultra-Rapid Developing Infectious Aneurysms. Neurocritical Care, pp.1-3.

Daneshmand, A., Krecke, K.N. and Wijdicks, E.F., 2018. Plastic in the Brain: Delayed Recognition of Progressive Unilateral Hemispheric Lesions. Neurocritical care, pp.1-3

Daneshmand, A. and Thaler, D., 2017. Circadian variation in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale (P3. 252). Neurology, 88(16 Supplement), pp.P3-252.

Daneshmand, A., Koulouridis, I., and Thaler, D., 2017. Cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale: The role of Valsalva maneuver and prolonged immobility (P3. 079). Neurology, 88(16 Supplement), pp.P3-079.

Paulus, J.K., Lai, L.Y., Lundquist, C., Daneshmand, A., Buettner, H., Lutz, J.S., Raman, G., Wessler, B.S. and Kent, D.M., 2016. Field Synopsis of the Role of Sex in Stroke Prediction Models. Journal of the American Heart Association, 5(5), p.e002809.

Mawet, J., Eikermann-Haerter, K., Park, K.Y., Helenius, J., Daneshmand, A., Pearlman, L., Avery, R., Negro, A., Velioglu, M., Arsava, E.M. and Ay, H., 2015. Sensitivity to acute cerebral ischemic injury in migraineurs A retrospective case-control study. Neurology, 85(22), pp.1945-1949.

Mawet, J., Eikermann-Haerter, K., Park, K., Helenius, J., Daneshmand, A., Pearlman, L., Avery, R., Negro, A., Velioglu, M., Arsava, E. and Ay, H., 2015. Migraine modulates the evolution of penumbra in acute ischemic stroke. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 357, pp.e33-e34.

Mawet, J., Eikermann-Haerter, K., Park, K.Y., Helenius, J., Daneshmand, A., Pearlman, L., Avery, R., Negro, A., Velioglu, M., Arsava, E.M. and Ay, H., 2015, May. Increased tissue vulnerability to acute cerebral ischemic injury in migraineurs. In CEPHALALGIA(Vol. 35, pp. 230-230).

Daneshmand, A. and Thaler, D., 2015. Asymptomatic compression of brainstem by basilar or vertebral arteries: A case series of 20 patients (P1. 070). Neurology, 84(14 Supplement), pp.P1-070.

Eikermann-Haerter, K., Lee, J.H., Yalcin, N., Esther, S.Y., Daneshmand, A., Wei, Y., Zheng, Y., Can, A., Sengul, B., Ferrari, M.D. and van den Maagdenberg, A.M., 2015. Migraine prophylaxis, ischemic depolarizations, and stroke outcomes in mice. Stroke, 46(1), pp.229-236.

Ebrahimkhani, M.R., Daneshmand, A., Mazumder, A., Allocca, M., Calvo, J.A., Abolhassani, N., Jhun, I., Muthupalani, S., Ayata, C. and Samson, L.D., 2014. Aag-initiated base excision repair promotes ischemia reperfusion injury in liver, brain, and kidney. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(45), pp.E4878-E4886.

Eikermann-Haerter, K., Park, K., Helenius, J., Velioglu, M., Daneshmand, A., Arsava, M., Pearlman, L., Ross, A., Negro, A., Ayata, C. and Ay, H., 2014. Migraineurs Are More Susceptible to Infarct Growth in Acute Stroke. Stroke, 45(Suppl 1), pp.A116-A116.

Hyun Lee, J., Zheng, Y., Bornstadt, D., Wei, Y., Balcioglu, A., Daneshmand, A., Yalcin, N., Yu, E., Herisson, F., Atalay, Y.B. and Kim, M.H., 2014. Selective ROCK2 inhibition in focal cerebral ischemia. Annals of clinical and translational neurology, 1(1), pp.2-14.

Srinivasan, V.J., Mandeville, E.T., Can, A., Blasi, F., Climov, M., Daneshmand, A., Lee, J.H., Yu, E., Radhakrishnan, H., Lo, E.H. and Sakadžić, S., 2013. Multiparametric, longitudinal optical coherence tomography imaging reveals acute injury and chronic recovery in experimental ischemic stroke. PloS one, 8(8), p.e71478.

Lee, J.H., Eikermann-Haerter, K., Daneshmand, A., Yu, E.S., Zheng, Y., Sengul, B., Can, A., Yalcin, N. and Ayata, C., 2013, June. Migraine Prophylactic Drugs Suppress Peri-Infarct Depolarizations and Improve Stroke Outcomes. In CEPHALALGIA(Vol. 33, No. S 8, pp. 252-253).

Eikermann-Haerter, K., Park, K.Y., Helenius, J., Pearlman, L., Avery, R., Arsava, E.M., Negro, A., Daneshmand, A., Ay, H. and Ayata, C., 2013, June. A History of Migraine Accelerates Infarct Growth in Stroke Patients. In CEPHALALGIA(Vol. 33, No. S 8, pp. 229-229).

Lee, J., Radhakrishnan, H., Wu, W., Daneshmand, A., Climov, M., Ayata, C. and Boas, D.A., 2013. Quantitative imaging of cerebral blood flow velocity and intracellular motility using dynamic light scattering–optical coherence tomography. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 33(6), pp.819-825.

Daneshmand, A., Habibollahi, P., Heidari, P., Mahmood, U. and Ayata, C., 2012. Ketogenic Diet Reduces Glucose Uptake and Infarct Volume in Murine Stroke. Circulation, 126(Suppl 21), pp.A13129-A13129.

Dapul, H.R., Park, J., Zhang, J., Lee, C., Daneshmand, A., Lok, J., Ayata, C., Gray, T., Scalzo, A., Qiu, J. and Lo, E.H., 2013. Concussive injury before or after controlled cortical impact exacerbates histopathology and functional outcome in a mixed traumatic brain injury model in mice. Journal of Neurotrauma, 30(5), pp.382-391.

Ghajarzadeh, M., Sahraian, M.A., Fateh, R. and Daneshmand, A., 2012. Fatigue, depression and sleep disturbances in Iranian patients with multiple sclerosis. Acta Medica Iranica, 50(4), p.244.

Daneshmand, A., Mohammadi, H., Rahimian, R., Habibollahi, P., Fakhfouri, G., Talab, S.S., Mehr, S.E. and Dehpour, A.R., 2011. Chronic lithium administration ameliorates 2, 4, 6‐trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid‐induced colitis in rats; potential role for adenosine triphosphate sensitive potassium channels. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 26(7), pp.1174-1181.

Rahimian, R., Daneshmand, A., Mehr, S.E., Barzegar-Fallah, A., Mohammadi-Rick, S., Fakhfouri, G., Shabanzadeh, A.P. and Dehpour, A.R., 2011. Tropisetron ameliorates ischemic brain injury in an embolic model of stroke. Brain research, 1392, pp.101-109.

Akhondzadeh, S., Modabbernia, A., Taslimi, S., Daneshmand, A. and Ostovaneh, M., 2011. Celecoxib for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Library.

Rahimian, R., Fakhfouri, G., Daneshmand, A., Mohammadi, H., Bahremand, A., Rasouli, M.R., Mousavizadeh, K. and Dehpour, A.R., 2010. Adenosine A 2A receptors and uric acid mediate protective effects of inosine against TNBS-induced colitis in rats. European journal of pharmacology, 649(1), pp.376-381.

Talab, S.S., Emami, H., Elmi, A., Nezami, B.G., Assa, S., Deroee, A.F., Daneshmand, A., Tavangar, S.M. and Dehpour, A.R., 2010. Chronic lithium treatment protects the rat kidney against ischemia/reperfusion injury: the role of nitric oxide and cyclooxygenase pathways. European journal of pharmacology, 647(1), pp.171-177.

Hollinger, B., Habibollahi, P., Daneshmand, A., 2010. Occult hepatitis B infection in chronic hemodialysis patients: current concepts and strategy. Hepatitis Monthly, 2010(3, Summer), pp.199-204.

Fakhfouri, G., Rahimian, R., Daneshmand, A., Bahremand, A., Rasouli, M.R., Dehpour, A.R., Mehr, S.E. and Mousavizadeh, K., 2010. Granisetron ameliorates acetic acid-induced colitis in rats. Human & experimental toxicology, 29(4), pp.321-328.

Daneshmand, A., Rahimian, R., Mohammadi, H., Ejtemaee-Mehr, S., Tavangar, S.M., Kelishomi, R.B. and Dehpour, A.R., 2009. Protective effects of lithium on acetic acid-induced colitis in rats. Digestive diseases and sciences, 54(9), pp.1901-1907.

Daneshmand, A. and Ezzati, A., 2007. Dynamic shift of visual receptive fields in the motion-detection hierarchy. Perception ECVP abstract, 36, pp.0-0.


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