Hugo Javier Aparicio

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Investigator, The Framingham Heart Study



Dr. Aparicio earned his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. He completed his internship in internal medical at Pennsylvania Hospital in 2010, and then went on to finish his residency training in Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.  In 2014, he completed fellowship training in Vascular Neurology at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Aparicio is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a vascular neurologist who takes care of patients with stroke and other vascular diseases of the brain. He is an investigator with the Framingham Heart Study and with the Veterans Health Administration.

Research Interests

Dr. Aparicio’s research interests include the identification of lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers, neuroimaging markers, and genetic influences associated with cerebrovascular diseases. He is specifically interested in the contributions of vascular risk factors to stroke, brain injury and aging, cognitive dysfunction, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


Dr. Aparicio is the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Career Development Award, part of the AAN Research Program funding neuroscience research and training. The award provides three years of support for junior investigators pursuing an academic career in in clinical, basic, or translational neurological research. Dr. Aparicio received the award for his research proposal “Novel biomarkers to predict cognitive decline and dementia in persons with cerebrovascular disease”.

Dr. Aparicio was named the 2017 Spivack Emerging Leader. 

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