Rafael Romero

Associate Professor of Neurology, Affiliate, Center for Brain Recovery

Medical School: Escuela Colombiana de Medicina- Universidad El Bosque, Colombia (1995)
Research Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1999)
Research Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2000)
Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (2001)
Residency: Neurology, Boston University Medical Center (2005)
Fellowship: Vascular Neurology, Boston University Medical Center (2006)

Research Interests: Dr. Romero’s research interests center on the study of cerebrovascular disease in subclinical stages, prevention of stroke, cognitive impairment and dementia and use of neuroimaging in the epidemiological study of cerebrovascular disease. His focus is in the interplay of cerebrovascular disease with the neurodegenerative process, and contributions to clinical stroke and dementia. Much of his current work centers on the epidemiological study of brain MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease, their determinants and clinical consequences. As a board-certified neurologist and vascular neurologist, his clinical interests are in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with stroke, with particular emphasis in racial minority populations. 

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