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Corey Fehnel MD, MPH

Corey R. Fehnel MD, MPH

Neuro-Intensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Assistant Scientist, Hebrew Senior Life Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Fehnel is a neuro-intensivist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Assistant Scientist at the Hebrew Senior Life Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.  His research focus lies at the intersection of aging, critical care neurology, and palliative care. Dr. Fehnel uses the tools of health services research to better understand outcomes for older persons with critical neurological illness and related disorders. He has used nationwide datasets to characterize the implications of critical illness on long-term functional outcomes among older patients, and also worked to define hospital characteristics associated with better outcomes and quality of care for older patients. He is the recipient of a National Institute on Aging (NIA) R03 GEMSSTAR award studying the clinical course and outcomes of older patients with feeding tubes after stroke. Dr. Fehnel is particularly interested in palliative care in the ICU setting as it relates to the unique needs of geriatric patients. His research proposal, "Intensive Palliative Care, Improving the Process of Palliative Ventilator Withdrawal Among Critically Ill Older Adults," is supported by an NIA K23 Career Development Award.  He is grateful for the mentorship of Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH (Hebrew SeniorLife, Marcus Institute for Aging Research), Douglas White, MD (University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care Medicine) among many others, and past funding support from the Surdna Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology/American Brain Foundation.


Dr. Fehnel is supported by NIH/NIA K23AG066929; NIH/NIA R03AG060186.