Division of Hospital Neurology

About Hospital Neurology

Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD

Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Hospital Neurology and Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School, completed residency in Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at BWH. He is Chair of the Neurohospitalist Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Chair of the Membership Committee and on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Neuroimaging, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Neurohospitalist Society. At BWH, he is Clinical Service Director and Director of Performance Improvement for Neurology, Chair of the Neurology Finance Committee, and Associate Director of the Neurology Medical Student Clerkship. Dr. Klein was selected as Neurology Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2012 and is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association (FANA) and the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). He is a frequent lecturer at national and international neurology conferences and has published extensively. He serves on the editorial board of Access Medicine Neurology (McGraw Hill) and as Scientific Chair of the Audio Digest Foundation Neurology Board Review Course. With his clinical mentors Allan H. Ropper and Martin A. Samuels, he is co-authored the 10th edition of the textbook “Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology”, and is currently co-authoring the 11th edition of the same title.

Sashank Prasad, MD

Sashank Prasad, MD, Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Prasad has been a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty since 2010, and was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Neurology. Dr. Prasad is a dedicated educator, and was named the Neurology Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2013. His lectures on neuro-ophthalmologic disease, for both local and national audiences, are always extremely well received. Currently, he is developing online educational materials for patients, as well as a modern, digital curriculum for doctors-in-training. In addition, Dr. Prasad is very involved in clinical performance improvement at Brigham and Women's Hospital, serving as the Chairperson of the Neurology Quality Assurance Committee.

Jennifer L. Lyons, MD

Jennifer L. Lyons, MD, Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Neuro-Infectious Diseases and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, completed her internship at MGH and residency in Neurology at BWH and MGH. Her fellowship training was in the Division of Neuro-immunology and Neurological Infections at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Justin McArthur and Dr. Peter Calabresi.

Henri Vaitkevicius, MD

Henri Vaitkevicius, MD, Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Neuro-Critical Care, and Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in Neurology and fellowship in Neuro-Critical Care at BWH and MGH. Dr. Vaikevicius's clinical interests are focused on acute fulminant neuro-immunologic conditions as well as the role of neuro-active steroids in management of refractory status epilepticus. He also collaborates with outpatient and rehabilitation providers to study the morbidities and outcomes of patients after prolonged stays in the Neurological ICU.

Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD

Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD, Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Global Neurology, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in Neurology at BWH and MGH. He works closely with Partners in Health and Physicians for Haiti to provide clinical and educational support to regions with non-neurologists in countries such as Haiti and Malawi, and in the development of educational materials on the diagnosis and management of neurologic disease in resource-limited settings. He has published on various topics in neurology and global health in journals such as Neurology, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, and The Neurohospitalist.

Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD, MS

Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD, MS, Divisions of Hospital Neurology, Spinal Cord Disorders, and Neurological Infections and Inflammatory Diseases. Dr. Bhattacharyya is an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in Neurology at BWH and MGH, and has fellowship training in neuro-inflammatory diseases at BWH. His outpatient clinics focus on neuro-inflammatory disease and spinal cord disorders. He has presented at national meetings and published in renowned journals.

Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil

Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil, Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. He has expertise in stroke syndromes, rehabilitation medicine, neuropathic itch, diagnostic reasoning, and social interactions in medicine. He has built novel patient education tools such as the NeuroBoard, a dry erase map of the brain. His research concerns social networks and health outcomes in neurology patients. His goal is to understand and harness social networks to improve patients’ lives.

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