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Anand Viswanathan, M.D., Ph.D.

Anand Viswanathan MD, PhD

Titles and Contact Information

Assistant Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Research Center and Neurology Clinical Trials Unit

Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Telestroke Services

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: 617.726.8459 (Stroke Service)
Appointments: 617.726.1728 (Memory Disorders)
Fax Number: 617.726.5346

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke
  • Memory Disorders
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA)
  • CADASIL

Clinical Background

2000 MD, PhD Degree Emory University
School of Medicine
2001 - 2004 Residency Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Neurology
2004 - 2005 Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Vascular Neurology
2005 - 2006 Fellowship Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France
Cerebrovascular Research

Articles

Viswanathan A, Gschwendtner A, Guichard JP, Buffon F, Cumurciuc R, O'Sullivan M, Holtmannspötter M, Pachai C, Bousser MG, Dichgans M, Chabriat H
Lacunar lesions are independently associated with disability and cognitive impairment in CADASIL.
Neurology. 2007 Jul 10; 69 (2): 172-9

Viswanathan A, Patel P, Rahman R, Nandigam RN, Kinnecom C, Bracoud L, Rosand J, Chabriat H, Greenberg S, Smith E
Tissue Microstructural Changes Are Independently Associated with Cognitive Impairment in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Stroke, in press.. ; ():

Benisty S, Hernandez K, Viswanathan A, Reyes S, Kurtz A, O'Sullivan M, Bousser MG, Dichgans M, Chabriat H
Diagnostic criteria of vascular dementia in CADASIL.
Stroke. 2008 Mar ; 39 (3): 838-44

O'Sullivan M, Ngo E, Viswanathan A, Jouvent E, Gschwendtner A, Saemann PG, Duering M, Pachai C, Bousser MG, Chabriat H, Dichgans M
Hippocampal volume is an independent predictor of cognitive performance in CADASIL.
Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Oct 24; ():

Gray F, Polivka M, Viswanathan A, Baudrimont M, Bousser MG, Chabriat H
Apoptosis in cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy.
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2007 Jul ; 66 (7): 597-607

Gray F, Polivka M, Viswanathan A, Baudrimont M, Bousser MG, Chabriat H
Apoptosis in cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy.
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2007 Jul ; 66 (7): 597-607

Viswanathan A, Gray F, Bousser MG, Baudrimont M, Chabriat H
Cortical neuronal apoptosis in CADASIL.
Stroke. 2006 Nov ; 37 (11): 2690-5

Viswanathan A, Guichard JP, Gschwendtner A, Buffon F, Cumurcuic R, Boutron C, Vicaut E, Holtmannspötter M, Pachai C, Bousser MG, Dichgans M, Chabriat H
Blood pressure and haemoglobin A1c are associated with microhaemorrhage in CADASIL: a two-centre cohort study.
Brain. 2006 Sep ; 129 (Pt 9): 2375-83

Gobron C, Viswanathan A, Bousser MG, Chabriat H
Multiple simultaneous cerebral infarctions in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy.
Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006 ; 22 (5-6): 445-6

Viswanathan A, Chabriat H
Cerebral microhemorrhage.
Stroke. 2006 Feb ; 37 (2): 550-5

Chen YW, Gurol ME, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Rakich SM, Groover TR, Greenberg SM, Smith EE
Progression of white matter lesions and hemorrhages in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 2006 Jul 11; 67 (1): 83-7

Viswanathan A, Rakich SM, Engel C, Snider R, Rosand J, Greenberg SM, Smith EE
Antiplatelet use after intracerebral hemorrhage.
Neurology. 2006 Jan 24; 66 (2): 206-9

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