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Natalia Rost MD, MPH

Natalia S. Rost MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Natalia Rost is MGH Stroke Neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rost received her M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine cum laude and completed her Internship in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (2003), and Residency in Neurology (2006) as well as Fellowship in Vascular and Critical Care Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2007).  Dr. Rost is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Director of the MGH Acute Stroke Services.

Dr. Rost has devoted her career as clinician-scientist to neuroimaging of acute stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases, the role of genetics in susceptibility to acute cerebral ischemia, and outcome prediction in patients with acute stroke. She has had continuous NIH and foundation support in this area of research throughout her career, including National Stroke Association, Bugher Foundation of the American Heart Association, K23 Career Development Award, and an R01 from the NIH/NINDS.

Dr. Rost’s professional career path is inspired by her daily involvement in care of patients with acute stroke.  As part of this work, Dr. Rost directs the MGH Acute Stroke Quality Taskforce.  She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and a co-author of the “Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology."  Dr. Rost is Chair of the Education Committee of the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care; Vice Chair of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology; and Assistant Editor of the journal STROKE.