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Posts by Jonathan Rosand, MD

  • Jonathan Rosand, MD, co-director, Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health, and co-director, Mass General Neuroscience, discusses his collaborative study of stroke genetics.

  • Two very different risk factors, social isolation and low levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, are associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia. Mass General researchers investigated whether social relationships reduce stroke and dementia risk through the BDNF pathway.


Jonathan Rosand MD MSc is a critical care and vascular neurologist with expertise in the genetics of complex diseases. An internationally recognized clinician-scientist and educator, he is Chief of the MGH Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Investigator within the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosand's multidisciplinary research group is part of the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.  

Dr. Rosand's practice is devoted to preserving and restoring brain health for patients and their families in the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, and the outpatient setting.  He is Co-Director, with Drs. Rudy Tanzi and Gregory Fricchione, of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health.