Brian Edlow, M.D.
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
|MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2007|
Investigating Traumatic Brain Injury
Our mission at the Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC) at Massachusetts General Hospital is to determine how patients recover consciousness after a severe traumatic brain injury and to promote the recovery process.
We use advanced structural and functional imaging techniques to identify brain networks whose connectivity and activation is critical to the restoration of consciousness.
We believe the identification of these brain networks will allow clinicians to provide patient families with more accurate prognoses and will ultimately enable the development of personalized treatments aimed at promoting recovery.
While the NICC’s mission is to improve outcomes for civilians and military personnel with traumatic brain injury, we also partner with other labs to study recovery of consciousness in patients with coma caused by cardiac arrest, hemorrhage and stroke.