Neurological Surgery
Christopher S. Ogilvy
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Christopher S. Ogilvy


Business Summary:

The BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute was established in 2013 for the management and care of patients with routine and complex blood vessel disorders and to provide patients with all modalities of treatment.

What’s your background, education and training?


Dr. Ogilvy is past President of the New England Neurosurgical Society and has served on numerous national neurosurgical committees. He is the Medical Director and Co-founder of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, a globally recognized, leading nonprofit dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, advocacy, support and research funding for brain aneurysms. He has published extensively, with over 300 original manuscripts and over 100 book chapters in the area of neurovascular surgery.

What do clients have to say about you?

"Dr Ogilvy exceeds any specialist I have ever had. He sees we are not just patients but people who in my case was weathering another storm at the same time. Aside from diagnosing the medical condition at hand he took the time to see the emotional aspect that came with it. I am blessed to have Dr Ogilvy as my surgeon and I am grateful to be her today to say it!"

"I want to thank you for your fine care......It is clear to me , and all who meet you, that you are passionate about your work and compassionate toward your patients. The staff love you. Every staff member at the hospital spoke highly of you, the communication and respect that you show towards the patients and other staff."

"I do not know how to begin to thank you. The dedication and patience with me each time we met, made me know I was in the right hands. And now today, the words thank you for all you have done for me and my family do not seem enough. Your amazing ability and knowledge of aneurysms has given us a tremendous sense of relief and a brand new outlook. I am forever grateful to you for everything!."

Treatments and Procedures Offered:

Surgical and Endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, 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

What’s your background, education and training?

Dartmouth Medical School, NH; Internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY; Neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, MA; Endovascular fellowship at University of Buffalo NY.

Insurances Accepted:

Aetna HMO1, BC Medicare Advantage HMO, BCBS Diagnostic Imaging, Blue Care Elect, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Indemnity, BMC Healthnet, Cigna, Commonwealth Care Alliance-One Care, Commonwealth Care Alliance-SCO (CCA-ACO), Consolidated Health Plans, Fallon Commercial, Fallon Medicare Advantage, Firsthealth, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare1, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare2, HMO Blue Network Blue, Integrated Health Plan, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Revalidationm, Multiplan/PHCS, Neighborhood Health Plan, Senior Whole Health, TRICARE/Health Net Federal Services, Tufts Associated Health Plans, Tufts Health Public Plan MCO, Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO, Tufts SCO, Unicare State Indemnity Plan (GIC), United Healthcare, United Senior Care Options

What inspired your passion for your profession?

An innate to desire to help people with complex vascular problems of the brain/spinal cord by using surgical skills. I put people at ease during a stressful time in their lives. I am fascinated by the complexities of the brain/spinal cord, its’ intricate arterial/venous challenges, and the ability of the brain to heal over time

What makes your business stand apart?

The 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

Keywords: 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

Special expertise

Aneurysm, Vascular Malformations/Birthmarks, Brain & Spinal Surgery


Top Doctor: 2019


Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston