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Neurocritical Care

We provide rapid and compassionate care during your loved one's most critical time. We specialize in essential care for brain and spinal cord injuries and illnesses.

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Focused on treating brain injury + illness

If you or a loved one is dealing with a significant injury or illness that affects the brain, spine or nervous system, we understand that it can be overwhelming and frightening. Our team-based approach to our care includes neurosurgeons, neurointensivists (ICU doctors), nurse practitioners, physical therapists, registered dietitians, case managers and palliative care professionals. Simply put, you're receiving the highest level of care from a team specializing in treating complex neurological conditions.

Adam Sudbeck (Neurosurgery PA), Michael Belmont (Medical Student), Nilufer Yalcin, MD (Neurology Resident), Xuemei Cai, MD (Neurocritical Care Attending Physician), Milagros Silva-Colon, MD (Pediatric Neurology Fellow) meeting in an interdisciplinary stroke rounds in the Neurology Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Tufts Medical Center.
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We provide specialized care for patients with severe illness or injury to the brain, spine or nervous system. We deliver personalized care for people experiencing:

Brain contusion
Spinal cord trauma or disease


We will comprehensively evaluate your loved one's condition to provide the most efficient treatment options. We perform various assessments to determine their reflexes, mobility and sensory functions. Some of the tests we may use include:

  • Blood draws
  • Urine collection
  • Reflex tests
  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)


We carefully consider people's age, injury, overall health and medical history to determine the most effective action. Additionally, we take into account your loved one's ability to undergo procedures and treatments. Treatment options we offer include:

  • Intensive care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Medication

We are by your side as you acclimate to your loved one's diagnosis and navigate treatment options. We support you every step of the way in making recovery decisions, whether it's returning home or receiving ongoing care in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility.

Lester Leung, MD (Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center; Director, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program), Cara Clifford, MA CCC-SLP (speech language pathologist) and Ali Daneshmand, MD (Neurology senior resident) discussing a case in the Neuro Trauma Unit at Tufts Medical Center.
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From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

Neuro-oncologist Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH sees a patient in clinic appointment at Tufts Medical Center's Cancer Center.
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