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Neurological Surgery
Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD
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Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Boston, MA

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The BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute provides leading-edge endovascular and surgical treatment for patients with brain aneurysms, and other brain and spine vascular problems. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care that offers the best possible outcome for patients and their families. Their multidisciplinary team of specialists in the Institute works together to create a customized care plan for every patient, giving the broadest range of treatment alternatives, including less invasive options when appropriate. They share a desire to help people with complex vascular problems of the brain and spinal cord with surgical skills.

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 Surgeryófirst 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

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

Special expertise

Aneurysm, Vascular Malformations/Birthmarks, Brain & Spinal Surgery


Top Doctor: 2021, 2022