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J. Philip Kistler, MD

J Philip Kistler, MD

Titles and Contact Information

Director, Stroke Unit

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: (617) 726-8459
Fax Number: (617) 726-5043

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Acute Stroke Treatment
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Clinical Background

1964 M.D. Degree Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
1968 Residency Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Internal Medicine
1970 Board Certification Internal Medicine
1975 Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology
1976 Board Certification Neurology

Articles

Kistler JP, Singer DE, Millenson MM, Bauer KA, Gress DR, Barzegar S, Hughes RA, Sheehan MA, Maraventano SW, Oertel LB, Rosner B, Rosenberg RD, for the BAATAF investigators
Effect of low-intensity warfarin anticoagulation on level of activity of the hemostatic system in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Stroke 1993; 24(9):1360-1365.. ; ():

The BAATAF Study Investigators.
The effect of low dose warfarin in preventing stroke in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation.
N Engl J Med 1990; 323:1505-1511.. ; ():

Kistler JP, Buonanno FS, DeWitt LD, Davis KR, Pykett IL, Brady TJ, Fisher CM
Vertebral basilar territory stroke - Delineation by proton nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.
Stroke 1984; 15(3):417- 426.. ; ():

Furie KL, Rosenberg R, Thompson JL, Bauer K, Mohr JP, Rosner B, Sciacca R, Barzegar S, Thornell B, Costigan T, Kistler JP
Thrombin generation in non-cardioembolic stroke subtypes: the Hemostatic System Activation Study.
Neurology. 2004 Sep 14; 63 (5): 777-84

Kelly PJ, Kistler JP, Shih VE, Mandell R, Atassi N, Barron M, Lee H, Silveira S, Furie KL
Inflammation, homocysteine, and vitamin B6 status after ischemic stroke.
Stroke. 2004 Jan ; 35 (1): 12-5

Kelly PJ, Shih VE, Kistler JP, Barron M, Lee H, Mandell R, Furie KL
Low vitamin B6 but not homocyst(e)ine is associated with increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in the era of folic acid grain fortification.
Stroke. 2003 Jun ; 34 (6): e51-4

Kelly PJ, Furie KL, Kistler JP, Barron M, Picard EH, Mandell R, Shih VE
Stroke in young patients with hyperhomocysteinemia due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency.
Neurology. 2003 Jan 28; 60 (2): 275-9

Kelly PJ, Rosand J, Kistler JP, Shih VE, Silveira S, Plomaritoglou A, Furie KL
Homocysteine, MTHFR 677C->T polymorphism, and risk of ischemic stroke: results of a meta-analysis.
Neurology. 2002 Aug 27; 59 (4): 529-36

Topcuoglu MA, Pryor JC, Ogilvy CS, Kistler JP
Cerebral Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2002 Oct ; 4 (5): 373-384

Mohr JP, Thompson JL, Lazar RM, Levin B, Sacco RL, Furie KL, Kistler JP, Albers GW, Pettigrew LC, Adams HP, Jackson CM, Pullicino P,
A comparison of warfarin and aspirin for the prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke.
N Engl J Med. 2001 Nov 15; 345 (20): 1444-51

Furie KL, Topcuoglu MA, Kelly PJ, Koroshetz WJ, Kistler JP
Asymptomatic Internal Carotid Artery Origin Stenosis.
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2001 Oct ; 3 (5): 441-447

Kistler JP, Furie KL
Patent foramen ovale diameter and embolic stroke: a part of the puzzle?
Am J Med. 2000 Oct 15; 109 (6): 506-7

Kistler JP, Furie KL
Carotid endarterectomy revisited.
N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 8; 342 (23): 1743-5

Kistler JP
Strategic location of large-vessel atherothrombotic cerebral vascular disease.
Arch Neurol. 1999 Nov ; 56 (11): 1329-30

Gilon D, Buonanno FS, Joffe MM, Leavitt M, Marshall JE, Kistler JP, Levine RA
Lack of evidence of an association between mitral-valve prolapse and stroke in young patients.
N Engl J Med. 1999 Jul 1; 341 (1): 8-13

Ay H, Buonanno FS, Abraham SA, Kistler JP, Koroshetz WJ
An electrocardiographic criterion for diagnosis of patent foramen ovale associated with ischemic stroke.
Stroke. 1998 Jul ; 29 (7): 1393-7

Caplan LR, Mohr JP, Kistler JP, Koroshetz W
Should thrombolytic therapy be the first-line treatment for acute ischemic stroke? Thrombolysis-not a panacea for ischemic stroke.
N Engl J Med. 1997 Oct 30; 337 (18): 1309-10; discussion 1313

Can U, Furie KL, Suwanwela N, Southern JF, Macdonald NR, Ogilvy CS, Buonanno FS, Koroshetz WJ, Kistler JP
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound criteria for hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis based on residual lumen diameter calculated from en bloc endarterectomy specimens.
Stroke. 1997 Oct ; 28 (10): 1966-71

Suwanwela N, Can U, Furie KL, Southern JF, Macdonald NR, Ogilvy CS, Hansen CJ, Buonanno FS, Abbott WM, Koroshetz WJ, Kistler JP
Carotid Doppler ultrasound criteria for internal carotid artery stenosis based on residual lumen diameter calculated from en bloc carotid endarterectomy specimens.
Stroke. 1996 Nov ; 27 (11): 1965-9

Kistler JP
Cerebral embolism.
Compr Ther. 1996 Aug ; 22 (8): 515-30

Kistler JP
Atherosclerotic disease of the aortic arch and the risk of ischemic stroke.
N Engl J Med. 1995 May 4; 332 (18): 1238

Kistler JP
The risk of embolic stroke. Another piece of the puzzle.
N Engl J Med. 1994 Dec 1; 331 (22): 1517-9

Kistler JP, Singer DE, Millenson MM, Bauer KA, Gress DR, Barzegar S, Hughes RA, Sheehan MA, Maraventano SW, Oertel LB
Effect of low-intensity warfarin anticoagulation on level of activity of the hemostatic system in patients with atrial fibrillation. BAATAF Investigators.
Stroke. 1993 Sep ; 24 (9): 1360-5

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