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Christopher S.Ogilvy

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

110 Francis St.
Lowry 3 B
Boston, MA

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The BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute provides leading-edge endovascular/surgical treatment for patients with brain aneurysms, and other brain and spine vascular problems. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive, well-coordinated and compassionate care that offers the best possible outcome for patients and their families. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists in the Brain Aneurysm Institute works closely together to create a customized care plan for every patient, giving patients the broadest range of treatment alternatives, including less invasive options when appropriate.

We share an innate to desire to help people with complex vascular problems of the brain/spinal cord by using surgical skills. We are fascinated by the complexities of the brain/spinal cord, its’ intricate arterial/venous challenges, and the ability of the brain to heal over time.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Blood vessel problems of the brain and spinal cord.

Ischemic conditions-

Acute stroke (thrombolysis), carotid artery stenosis, vertebrobasilar artery stenosis, intracranial artery stenosis, Moya-moya disease, spinal cord disease

Hemorrhagic disease-

Brain hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, unruptured aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, other brain vascular malformations, spinal cord malformations

Endovascular treatments:

Balloon test occlusions, sclerotherapy of congenital venous malformations, tumor devascularization, vertebroplasty, WADA test

Embolization for dural sinus thrombosis, epistaxis, extracranial vascular malformations

Awards or Certifications

1983 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (junior year, president), Dartmouth Medical School

1990 American Association of Neurological Surgery—first prize, poster program

1992 Charles A. Elsberg Fellowship: Protection of CNS tissue from ischemia

1993 Teacher of the Year, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

1998 Nominee, Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Medical School

2006 Nominee, Brian McGovern, M.D. Clinical Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital

2007 C. Miller Fisher, M.D. Award, American Stroke Association

2008 Mitchell Award winning coauthor, Journal of Emergency Medicine, awarded yearly for

the top journal article that contributes to the furthering of emergency medicine

2009 Donahy Lecture Award, New England Neurosurgical Society

2014 Lussenhop Lecturer, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section

2015 Raymond M. Donaghy Lecture, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section

2016 Excellence in Clinical Research Mentorship, BIDMC Department of Surgery

2017 Physician Champion Award, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation

J.G. Galbraith Lecture, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurosurgery

What's your background, education and training?

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: Millard Fillmore Health System

What do patients have to say about you?

Dr Ogilvy- wanted to send a note of thanks....You are an outstanding human!

Thank you for your kindness, sweetness and most of all your patience"

"Dr Ogilvy-It has been 1 3/4 years since my ruptured aneurysm. I have almost fully recovered, with the exception of a few deficits. I am writing to thank you for giving me my life back, a second chance to life the life I have always loved. Thank you for becoming a doctor, for developing your amazing skills."

Hours of operation

24 hours/ day

7 days a week

Call schedule

Insurances Accepted

Aetna HMO1

AllWays Health Partners

BC Medicare Advantage HMO

BCBS Diagnostic Imaging

Blue Care Elect

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Indemnity

BMC Healthnet


Commonwealth Care Alliance-One Care

Commonwealth Care Alliance-SCO (CCA-ACO)

Fallon Commercial

Fallon Medicare Advantage


Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare1

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare2

HMO Blue Network Blue

Integrated Health Plan



Medicare Revalidation


Senior Whole Health

TRICARE/Health Net Federal Services

Tufts Associated Health Plans

Tufts Health Public Plan ACO

Tufts Health Public Plan MCO

Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO

Tufts SCO

Unicare State Indemnity Plan (GIC)

United Healthcare

United Senior Care Options

Wellfleet Group, LLC


Top Doctor: 2021


Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation ( AVM's), Cavernous Malformation, Carotid Disease , Moya Moya disease, Acute Stroke (thrombolysis), Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH), Vertebrobasilar artery stenosis, Intracranial Artery Stenosis, Spinal cord disease and malformations