Anna Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Chief, Neurocritical Care & Neuro-ID Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Title Chief, Neurocritical Care & Neuro-ID
    Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Office BU School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA
    Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Fellowships: Vascular Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Special Interests: Critical Care, Stroke, Infections of the Nervous System.

Awards:

In June 2020 Dr. Anna Cervantes-Arslanian was awarded BUSM June Distinguished Faculty of the Month.

Dr. Anna Cervantes-Arslanian received “Attending of the Year Award” for 2018-2019 in recognition of her outstanding dedication to resident teaching.

Dr. Cervantes is also the recipient of the BUMG “Clinical Excellence Award” for 2019. This award annually honors members who have made exceptional contributions to our clinical mission and who have exemplified our core values through outstanding clinical work. Recipients will become members of the BUMG Clinical Excellence Society.

Dr. Cervantes is the recipient of the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award for 2021 from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Recent Publications:

Nadjarian A, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Awtry EH, Bhatia JS, Caruso LB, Clay A, Greer D, Hingorani KS, Horta LFB, Ibrahim M, Ieong MH, James T, Kulke MH, Lim R, Lowe RC, Moses JM, Murphy J, Nozari A, Patel AD, Silver B, Theodore AC, Wang RS, Weinstein E, Wilson SA, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center. Crit Care Med. 2021 Jun 09.

Lau KHV, Hamlyn E, Williams TJ, Qureshi MM, Mak K, Mian A, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Zhu S, Takahashi C. The Effects of Video Instruction on Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Nursing Skills in Case Presentations and Neurological Examinations. J Neurosci Nurs. 2021 Jun 01; 53(3):129-133.

McEntire CR, Dowd RS, Orru’ E, David C, Small JE, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Lerner DP. Acute Myelopathy: Vascular and Infectious Diseases. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):489-512.

Burns JD, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Bringing Order to the Chaos of Neurologic Emergencies Amid the Chaos of a Pandemic. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):xvii-xix.

Sader E, Abdalkader M, Thom N, Nguyen TN, McDonald S, Greer D, Brown SC, Mohamedali A, Gutierrez J, Shi H, Morris J, Lopez-Rivera V, Sheth SA, Sloane KL, Singhal A, Atchaneeyasakul K, Liebeskind DS, Khandelwal P, Bach I, Raz E, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Endovascular Treatment of Infective Endocarditis-Related Acute Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Jun; 30(6):105775.

Anand P, Zhou L, Bhadelia N, Hamer DH, Greer DM, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurologic Findings Among Inpatients With COVID-19 at a Safety-net US Hospital. Neurol Clin Pract. 2021 Apr; 11(2):e83-e91.

Takahashi CE, Virmani D, Chung DY, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Blunt and Penetrating Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):443-469.

McEntire CRS, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease Emergencies. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):565-588.

Carneiro T, Dashkoff J, Leung L, Nobleza COS, Marulanda-Londono E, Hathidara M, Koch S, Sur N, Boske A, Voetsch B, Daneshmand A, Shulman J, Curiale G, Greer DM, Romero JR, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Response to the Letter to the Editor: Consideration Needed for Early Anticoagulation Following Intravenous tPA in Patients with COVID-19. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 07; 30(7):105789.

Nguyen TN, Haussen DC, Qureshi MM, Yamagami H, Fujinaka T, Mansour OY, Abdalkader M, Frankel M, Qiu Z, Taylor A, Lylyk P, Eker OF, Mechtouff L, Piotin M, Lima FO, Mont’Alverne F, Izzath W, Sakai N, Mohammaden M, Al-Bayati AR, Renieri L, Mangiafico S, Ozretic D, Chalumeau V, Ahmad S, Rashid U, Hussain SI, John S, Griffin E, Thornton J, Fiorot JA, Rivera R, Hammami N, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Dasenbrock HH, Vu HL, Nguyen VQ, Hetts S, Bourcier R, Guile R, Walker M, Sharma M, Frei D, Jabbour P, Herial N, Al-Mufti F, Ozdemir AO, Aykac O, Gandhi D, Chugh C, Matouk C, Lavoie P, Edgell R, Beer-Furlan A, Chen M, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Pereira VM, Nicholson P, Huded V, Ohara N, Watanabe D, Shin DH, Magalhaes PS, Kikano R, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Abou-Hamden A, Amano T, Yamamoto R, Weeks A, Cora EA, Sivan-Hoffmann R, Crosa R, Möhlenbruch M, Nagel S, Al-Jehani H, Sheth SA, Lopez Rivera VS, Siegler JE, Sani AF, Puri AS, Kuhn AL, Bernava G, Machi P, Abud DG, Pontes-Neto OM, Wakhloo AK, Voetsch B, Raz E, Yaghi S, Mehta BP, Kimura N, Murakami M, Lee JS, Hong JM, Fahed R, Walker G, Hagashi E, Cordina SM, Roh HG, Wong K, Arenillas JF, Martinez-Galdamez M, Blasco J, Rodriguez Vasquez A, Fonseca L, Silva ML, Wu TY, John S, Brehm A, Psychogios M, Mack WJ, Tenser M, Todaka T, Fujimura M, Novakovic R, Deguchi J, Sugiura Y, Tokimura H, Khatri R, Kelly M, Peeling L, Murayama Y, Winters HS, Wong J, Teleb M, Payne J, Fukuda H, Miyake K, Shimbo J, Sugimura Y, Uno M, Takenobu Y, Matsumaru Y, Yamada S, Kono R, Kanamaru T, Morimoto M, Iida J, Saini V, Yavagal D, Bushnaq S, Huang W, Linfante I, Kirmani J, Liebeskind DS, Szeder V, Shah R, Devlin TG, Birnbaum L, Luo J, Churojana A, Masoud HE, Lopez CY, Steinfort B, Ma A, Hassan AE, Al Hashmi A, McDermott M, Mokin M, Chebl A, Kargiotis O, Tsivgoulis G, Morris JG, Eskey CJ, Thon J, Rebello L, Altschul D, Cornett O, Singh V, Pandian J, Kulkarni A, Lavados PM, Olavarria VV, Todo K, Yamamoto Y, Silva GS, Geyik S, Johann J, Multani S, Kaliaev A, Sonoda K, Hashimoto H, Alhazzani A, Chung DY, Mayer SA, Fifi JT, Hill MD, Zhang H, Yuan Z, Shang X, Castonguay AC, Gupta R, Jovin TG, Raymond J, Zaidat OO, Nogueira RG. Decline in subarachnoid haemorrhage volumes associated with the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2021 Mar 26.

Abdalkader M, Sathya A, Ma A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Chung DY, Barest G, Nguyen TN. Hydrophilic polymer embolization following flow diversion of cerebral aneurysms. Neuroradiol J. 2021 Mar 26; 19714009211004185.

Shulman JG, Ford T, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurologic Emergencies during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):671-687.

Abdalkader M, Shaikh SP, Siegler JE, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Tiu C, Radu RA, Tiu VE, Jillella DV, Mansour OY, Vera V, Chamorro Á, Blasco J, López A, Farooqui M, Thau L, Smith A, Gutierrez SO, Nguyen TN, Jovin TG. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in COVID-19 Patients: A Multicenter Study and Review of Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Jun; 30(6):105733.

McEntire CRS, Fong KT, Jia DT, Cooper ER, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Mateen FJ, Anand P, Thakur KT. Central nervous system disease with JC virus infection in adults with congenital HIV. AIDS. 2021 02 02; 35(2):235-244.

Anand P, Zakaria A, Benameur K, Ong C, Putman M, O’Shea S, Greer D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Myoclonus in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2020 11; 48(11):1664-1669.

Abdalkader M, Samuelsen BT, Moore JM, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Ong CJ, Setty BN, Mian AZ, Nguyen TN. Ruptured Spinal Aneurysms: Diagnosis and Management Paradigms. World Neurosurg. 2021 02; 146:e368-e377.

Nwajei F, Anand P, Abdalkader M, Andreu Arasa VC, Aparicio HJ, Behbahani S, Curiale G, Daneshmand A, Dasenbrock H, Mayo T, Mian A, Nguyen T, Ong C, Romero JR, Sakai O, Takahashi C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thromboses in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Three Cases and a Review of the Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec; 29(12):105412.

Penton AA, Lau H, Babikian VL, Shulman J, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Gangadhara S, Greer D, Aparicio HJ, Romero JR. Chronic Kidney Disease as Risk Factor for Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in Patients With Stroke and Relation to Racial Group. Stroke. 2020 11; 51(11):3348-3351.

Lau KHV, Anand P, Greer DM, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Phicil S, Moore J, Takahashi C. Leveraging Trends in Neurology Admissions for Departmental Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Neurohospitalist. 2021 Apr; 11(2):125-130.

Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. Comment on COVID-19 in patients with myasthenia gravis: Author response. Muscle Nerve. 2020 12; 62(6):E87-E88.

Anand P, Lau KHV, Chung DY, Virmani D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Mian AZ, Takahashi CE. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019: Two Cases and A Review of The Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Nov; 29(11):105212.

Carneiro T, Dashkoff J, Leung LY, Nobleza COS, Marulanda-Londono E, Hathidara M, Koch S, Sur N, Boske A, Voetsch B, Aboul Nour H, Miller DJ, Daneshmand A, Shulman J, Curiale G, Greer DM, Romero JR, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Intravenous tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with COVID-19. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Nov; 29(11):105201.

Anand P, Al-Faraj A, Sader E, Dashkoff J, Abdennadher M, Murugesan R, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Daneshmand A. Seizure as the presenting symptom of COVID-19: A retrospective case series. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 11; 112:107335.

Shulman JG, Jara H, Qureshi MM, Lau H, Finn B, Abbas S, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Mercado M, Greer D, Chapman M, Mian AZ, Takahashi CE. Perihematomal edema surrounding spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage by CT: Ellipsoidal versus morphometric volumetry. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jul 10; 99(28):e20951.

Nguyen TN, Jadhav AP, Dasenbrock HH, Nogueira RG, Abdalkader M, Ma A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Greer DM, Daneshmand A, Yavagal DR, Jovin TG, Zaidat OO, Chou SH. Subarachnoid hemorrhage guidance in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic – An opinion to mitigate exposure and conserve personal protective equipment. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Sep; 29(9):105010.

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 MD, Zhu S, Greer DM. Rapid Dissemination of Protocols for Managing Neurology Inpatients with COVID-19. Ann Neurol. 2020 08; 88(2):211-214.

Zajac L, Koo BB, Tripodis Y, Mian A, Steinberg E, Mez J, Alosco ML, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Stern R, Killiany R. Hippocampal Resting-State Functional Connectivity Patterns are More Closely Associated with Severity of Subjective Memory Decline than Whole Hippocampal and Subfield Volumes. Cereb Cortex Commun. 2020; 1(1):tgaa019.

Ford T, Curiale G, Nguyen TN, Aparicio H, Hamlyn EK, Gangadhara S, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Greer D, Romero JR, Shulman JG. Optimization of resources and modifications in acute ischemic stroke care in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Aug; 29(8):104980.

Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. COVID-19 in patients with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2020 08; 62(2):254-258.

Moloney PB, Hutchinson S, Heskin J, Mulcahy F, Langan Y, Conlon NP, Linas BP, Takahashi C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Possible N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibody-mediated encephalitis in the setting of HIV cerebrospinal fluid escape. J Neurol. 2020 May; 267(5):1348-1352.

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.

Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease, Part 1. Semin Neurol. 2019 Jun;39(3):295-296. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693686. Epub 2019 Aug 2.

Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease, Part 2. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):417-418. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1696637. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Asundi A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Lin NH, Barbosa F. Infectious Myelitis. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):472-481. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688923. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Shulman JG, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Infectious Etiologies of Stroke. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):482-494. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1687915. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Carneiro TS, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, Fagan MA, Kimmel S, Weinstein ZM, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurological Complications of Endocarditis: A Multidisciplinary Review with Focus on Surgical Decision Making. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):495-506. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688826. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Sader E, Moore J, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurosurgical Infections. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):507-514. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693107. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Burns JD, Fisher JL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Recent Advances in the Acute Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Apr;29(2):263-272. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2017.11.005. Review.

AbdelRazek MA, Gutierrez J, Mampre D, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Ormseth C, Haussen D, Thakur KT, Lyons JL, Smith BR, O’Connor O, Willey JZ, Mateen FJ. Intravenous Thrombolysis for Stroke and Presumed Stroke in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults: A Retrospective, Multicenter US Study. Stroke. 2018 Jan;49(1):228-231. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019570.

Burns JD, Fisher JL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Recent Advances in the Acute Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurol Clin. 2017 Nov;35(4):737-749. doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2017.06.009. Review.

Mukerji SS, Misra V, Lorenz D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Lyons J, Chalkias S, Wurcel A, Burke D, Venna N, Morgello S, Koralnik IJ, Gabuzda D. Temporal Patterns and Drug Resistance in CSF Viral Escape Among ART-Experienced HIV-1 Infected Adults. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 1;75(2):246-255. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000001362.

 

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