Pria Anand, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology Director, Neurology Residency

  • Title Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Director, Neurology Residency
  • Office Shapiro Building, 725 Albany St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education Undergraduate: Yale University (2010)
    Medical School: Stanford University (2014)
    Internship: University of North Carolina (2015)
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2018)
    Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2019)

Pria Anand, MD received her BA degree in cognitive science at Yale University and her MD with a concentration in biomedical ethics and medical humanities at Stanford University. She completed her neurology residency at Johns Hopkins, where she received the Thomas J. Preziosi Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology and the Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence for “a level of mastery in interpersonal skills, humanism, diagnostic acumen, knowledge, and a scholarly approach to clinical practice”. She completed the Advanced General Neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on neuro-infectious diseases, neuroimmunology, and neurologic manifestations of systemic diseases.

Dr. Anand practices at Boston University Medical Center, where she cares for hospitalized patients with acute neurological disorders and for patients with neurological complications of infectious diseases, including HIV, neurocysticercosis, meningitis, and encephalitis. She is the chief of the Division of Hospital Neurology, and her academic work primarily focuses on neuro-infectious diseases and neurologic health equity.

In January 2023 Dr. Anand was appointed the Director of Neurology Residency Program.

Board Certifications: Neurology

Special Interests: neuro-infectious diseases, acute and hospital-based neurology, neurological manifestations of systemic diseases, narrative medicine, healthcare disparities


2020: “Attending Educator of the Year Award” in recognition of outstanding dedication to resident teaching
2018: Thomas J. Preziosi Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology
2018: Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence for “level of mastery in interpersonal skills, humanism, diagnostic acumen, knowledge, and a scholarly approach to clinical practice”
2015: Farmer Award in recognition of “truly compassionate care”
2014: Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society


White EI, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Characteristics and evolution of cerebral aneurysms among adults living with HIV: A retrospective, longitudinal case series. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Jun;32(6):107127. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2023.107127. Epub 2023 Apr 26. PMID: 37116270.

Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Feske S. Pandemic Neurology. Semin Neurol. 2023 Apr;43(2):186. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1768978. Epub 2023 Jun 28. PMID: 37379849.

Schiess N, Kulo V, Anand P, Bearden DR, Berkowitz AL, Birbeck GL, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Chan P, Chishimba LC, Chow FC, Elicer I, Fleury A, Kinikar A, Kvalsund M, Mateen FJ, Mbonde AA, Meyer AL, O’Carroll CB, Ogunniyi A, Patel AA, Rubenstein M, Siddiqi OK, Spudich S, Tackett SA, Thakur KT, Vora N, Zunt J, Saylor DR. Consensus Competencies for Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Global Neurology. Neurology. 2023 Mar 30:10.1212/WNL.0000000000207184. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207184. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36997322.

Faro SH, Manmatharayan A, Leiby B, Jain N, Mohamed FB, Talekar KS, Doshi A, Jambor I, Chang S, Finkelstein M, Kremer S, Lersy F, Lindgren B, Figueiredo NM, Gerevini S, Napolitano A, Jain R, Dogra S, Pillai JJ, Ryan D, Jager R, Carletti F, Mian A, Kaliev A, Anand P, Takahashi C, Murat A, Colen R, Mansueto G, Pizzini F. Neuroimaging findings in 4342 hospitalized COVID-19 subjects: A multicenter report from the United States and Europe. J Neuroimaging. 2023 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/jon.13140. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37381160.

Marks A, Takahashi C, Anand P, Lau KHV. Two-Year Profile of Preventable Errors in Hospital-Based Neurology. Neurol Clin Pract. 2022 Jun;12(3):218-222. doi: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000001163. PMID: 35747546; PMCID: PMC9208410.

Carneiro T, Vaughn S, Charidimou A, Zhu S, Anand P. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Causing Delayed Optic Perineuritis. Neurohospitalist. 2022 Apr;12(2):417. doi: 10.1177/19418744211047764. Epub 2021 Sep 20. 

Lau KHV, Anand P, Ramirez A, Phicil S. Disparities in Telehealth use During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Dec;24(6):1590-1593. doi: 10.1007/s10903-022-01381-1. Epub 2022 Aug 17. 

Anand P. Neurologic Infections in Patients on Immunomodulatory and Immunosuppressive Therapies. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2021 Aug 1;27(4):1066-1104. doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000985. PMID: 34623105.

McEntire CRS, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease Emergencies. Neurol Clin. 2021 May;39(2):565-588. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2021.02.003. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

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 Aug;62(2):254-258. doi: 10.1002/mus.26918. Epub 2020 May 22.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105212. Epub 2020 Jul 30.

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 Nov;112:107335. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107335. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

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 Nov;48(11):1664-1669. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004570.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105201. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105412. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Anand P, Chwalisz BK. Inflammatory Disorders of the Skull Base: a Review. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Nov 26;19(12):96. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-1016-x.

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.

Anand P, Mukerji SS, Thon J, Gunaratne S, Cho TA, Venna N. Steroid-sparing agents for the treatment of inflammation in complicated neurocysticercosis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Aug 20;6(6).

Anand P, Hotan GC, Vogel A, Venna N, Mateen F. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: A 25-year retrospective cohort study. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Nov 20;6(6).

Anand P. Infectious myelopathies. Seminars in Neurology.

Anand P, Kharal GA, Reda H, Venna N. Peripheral Neuropathies in Infectious Diseases. Semin Neurol. 2019 Oct;39(5):640-650. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688995. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

Anand P. The djina disease: On epilepsy in the Republic of Guinea. Neurology. 2019 Apr 9;92(15):725-727.

Anand P for the Guinea Epilepsy Project. Epilepsy and Traditional Healers in the Republic of Guinea: A Mixed Methods Study. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Mar;92:276-282.

Anand P, Kaplan PW. (2018). Triphasic waves and encephalopathy in the setting of pregabalin toxicity. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology; 35(6):515-517.

Anand P, Saylor D. (2018). Multiple sclerosis and HIV: a case of multiple sclerosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome associated with antiretroviral therapy initiation. International Journal of STD & AIDS; 29(9):929-932.

Anand P, Gold D. (2017). Nystagmus from Wernicke’s encephalopathy. New England Journal of Medicine; 377:5.

Anand P, Orru E, Izbudak I, Zhang J, Kheradmand A. (2017). Venous hypertensive encephalopathy secondary to venous sinus thrombosis and dural arteriovenous fistula. Practical Neurology; 17(4):312-313.

Anand P, Mann SK, Fischbein NJ, Lansberg MG. (2014). Bilateral internal carotid artery occlusion associated with the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Case Reports in Neurology; 6(1): 50–54.

Russell JR, Huang J, Anand P, Kucera K, Sandoval AG, Dantzler KW, Hickman D, Jee J, Kimovec FM, Koppstein D, Marks DH, Mittermiller PA, Núñez SJ, Santiago M, Townes MA, Vishnevetsky M, Williams NE, Vargas MP, Boulanger LA, Bascom-Slack C, Strobel SA. (2014). Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by endophytic fungi. Applied and Environmental Microbiology; 77 (17): 6076-84.

Anand P, Springer S, Copenhaver M, Altice F. (2009). Neurocognitive impairment and HIV risk factors: a reciprocal relationship. AIDS and Behavior; 1-14.

Anand P, Kwak Y, Simha R, Donaldson RP. (2009). Hydrogen peroxide induced oxidation of peroxisomal malate synthase and catalase. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics; 491:25-31.

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