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M. Edip Gurol, M.D.

M. Edip Gurol, M.D.

Titles and Contact Information

Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: 617.726.8459 option 3
Fax Number: 617.726.5043

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Neuroimaging

Current Projects

Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predictors of Hemorrhage Recurrence and Disease Progression in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Volumetric MRI/CT markers of tissue injury in Acute Stroke
Quantitative Neuroimaging Analysis in clinical decision making
Determinants and prognostic value of metabolic derangements in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

Clinical Background

1988 - 1994 Medical School Istanbul University
Cerrahpasa Medical School
1995 - 2002 Internship, Residency, and Fellowship Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School Hospital
Neurology, Stroke
2003 - 2005 Clinical Research Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology, Clinical Trials Unit
2005 - 2009 Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2009 - 2010 Fellowship Partners MGH/BWH
Stroke and Neurocritical care


French (fluent)
Turkish (fluent)


Gurol ME, Irizarry MC, Smith EE, Raju S, Diaz-Arrastia R, Bottiglieri T, Rosand J, Growdon JH, Greenberg SM
Plasma beta-amyloid and white matter lesions in AD, MCI, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 2006 Jan 10; 66 (1): 23-9

Gurol ME, Greenberg SM
Management of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Aug ; 10 (4): 324-31

Gurol ME, St Louis EK
Treatment of cerebellar masses.
Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Mar ; 10 (2): 138-50

Gurol ME
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Turkish Journal of Neurology. 2009 ; 15 (1): 1-9

Greenberg SM, Grabowski T, Gurol ME, Skehan ME, Nandigam RN, Becker JA, Garcia-Alloza M, Prada C, Frosch MP, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Smith EE, Johnson KA
Detection of isolated cerebrovascular beta-amyloid with Pittsburgh compound B.
Ann Neurol. 2008 Nov ; 64 (5): 587-91

Irizarry MC, Gurol ME, Raju S, Diaz-Arrastia R, Locascio JJ, Tennis M, Hyman BT, Growdon JH, Greenberg SM, Bottiglieri T
Association of homocysteine with plasma amyloid beta protein in aging and neurodegenerative disease.
Neurology. 2005 Nov 8; 65 (9): 1402-8

Smith EE, Gurol ME, Eng JA, Engel CR, Nguyen TN, Rosand J, Greenberg SM
White matter lesions, cognition, and recurrent hemorrhage in lobar intracerebral hemorrhage.
Neurology. 2004 Nov 9; 63 (9): 1606-12

Greenberg SM, Gurol ME, Rosand J, Smith EE
Amyloid angiopathy-related vascular cognitive impairment.
Stroke. 2004 Nov ; 35 (11 Suppl 1): 2616-9

Gürol ME, Ertas M, Hanagasi HA, Sahin HA, Gürsoy G, Emre M
Stiff leg syndrome: case report.
Mov Disord. 2001 Nov ; 16 (6): 1189-93

Greenberg SM, Vernooij MW, Cordonnier C, Viswanathan A, Al-Shahi Salman R, Warach S, Launer LJ, Van Buchem MA, Breteler MM,
Cerebral microbleeds: a guide to detection and interpretation.
Lancet Neurol. 2009 Feb ; 8 (2): 165-74

Gurvit H, Emre M, Tinaz S, Bilgic B, Hanagasi H, Sahin H, Gurol E, Kvaloy JT, Harmanci H
The prevalence of dementia in an urban Turkish population.
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. ; 23 (1): 67-76

Holland CM, Smith EE, Csapo I, Gurol ME, Brylka DA, Killiany RJ, Blacker D, Albert MS, Guttmann CR, Greenberg SM
Spatial distribution of white-matter hyperintensities in Alzheimer disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and healthy aging.
Stroke. 2008 Apr ; 39 (4): 1127-33

Levine JM, Snider R, Finkelstein D, Gurol ME, Chanderraj R, Smith EE, Greenberg SM, Rosand J
Early edema in warfarin-related intracerebral hemorrhage.
Neurocrit Care. 2007 ; 7 (1): 58-63

Nandigam RN, Chen YW, Gurol ME, Rosand J, Greenberg SM, Smith EE
Validation of intracranial area as a surrogate measure of intracranial volume when using clinical MRI.
J Neuroimaging. 2007 Jan ; 17 (1): 74-7

Chen YW, Gurol ME, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Rakich SM, Groover TR, Greenberg SM, Smith EE
Progression of white matter lesions and hemorrhages in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 2006 Jul 11; 67 (1): 83-7

Salat DH, Smith EE, Tuch DS, Benner T, Pappu V, Schwab KM, Gurol ME, Rosas HD, Rosand J, Greenberg SM
White matter alterations in cerebral amyloid angiopathy measured by diffusion tensor imaging.
Stroke. 2006 Jul ; 37 (7): 1759-64

Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Schneider AT, Creed Pettigrew L, Gandy SE, Rovner B, Fitzsimmons BF, Smith EE, Edip Gurol M, Schwab K, Laurin J, Garceau D
A phase 2 study of tramiprosate for cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. ; 20 (4): 269-74

Krespi Y, Gurol ME, Coban O, Tuncay R, Bahar S
Stroke unit versus neurology ward--a before and after study.
J Neurol. 2003 Nov ; 250 (11): 1363-9

Krespi Y, Gurol ME, Coban O, Tuncay R, Bahar S
Vertebral artery dissection presenting with isolated neck pain.
J Neuroimaging. 2002 Apr ; 12 (2): 179-82

Krespi Y, Gurol ME, Coban O, Tuncay R, Bahar S
Venous infarction of brainstem and cerebellum.
J Neuroimaging. 2001 Oct ; 11 (4): 425-31

Akman-Demir G, Gul A, Gurol E, Ozdogan H, Bahar S, Oge AE, Gurvit H, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Yazici H, Eraksoy M
Inflammatory/demyelinating central nervous system involvement in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF): coincidence or association?
J Neurol. 2006 Jul ; 253 (7): 928-34

Harmanci H, Emre M, Gurvit H, Bilgic B, Hanagasi H, Gurol E, Sahin H, Tinaz S
Risk factors for Alzheimer disease: a population-based case-control study in Istanbul, Turkey.
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. ; 17 (3): 139-45

Hanagasi HA, Gürol E, Sahin HA, Emre M
Atypical neurological involvement associated with celiac disease.
Eur J Neurol. 2001 Jan ; 8 (1): 67-9

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