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Guy A. Rordorf, MD

Guy A Rordorf, MD

Title and Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: (617) 726-8459
Fax Number: (617) 726-7560

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral AVM
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • General Neurology

Clinical Background

1988 MD Degree University of Geneva, Switzerland
1995 Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
1996 Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital




Badjatia N, Bodock M, Guanci M, Rordorf GA
Rapid infusion of cold saline (4 degrees C) as adjunctive treatment of fever in patients with brain injury.
Neurology. 2006 Jun 13; 66 (11): 1739-41

Badjatia N, Topcuoglu MA, Buonanno FS, Smith EE, Nogueira RG, Rordorf GA, Carter BS, Ogilvy CS, Singhal AB
Relationship between hyperglycemia and symptomatic vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Crit Care Med. 2005 Jul ; 33 (7): 1603-9; quiz 1623

Hoh BL, Topcuoglu MA, Singhal AB, Pryor JC, Rabinov JD, Rordorf GA, Carter BS, Ogilvy CS
Effect of clipping, craniotomy, or intravascular coiling on cerebral vasospasm and patient outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Neurosurgery. 2004 Oct ; 55 (4): 779-86; discussion 786-9

Badjatia N, Topcuoglu MA, Pryor JC, Rabinov JD, Ogilvy CS, Carter BS, Rordorf GA
Preliminary experience with intra-arterial nicardipine as a treatment for cerebral vasospasm.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 May ; 25 (5): 819-26

Hunter GJ, Silvennoinen HM, Hamberg LM, Koroshetz WJ, Buonanno FS, Schwamm LH, Rordorf GA, Gonzalez RG
Whole-brain CT perfusion measurement of perfused cerebral blood volume in acute ischemic stroke: probability curve for regional infarction.
Radiology. 2003 Jun ; 227 (3): 725-30

Lev MH, Farkas J, Rodriguez VR, Schwamm LH, Hunter GJ, Putman CM, Rordorf GA, Buonanno FS, Budzik R, Koroshetz WJ, Gonzalez RG
CT angiography in the rapid triage of patients with hyperacute stroke to intraarterial thrombolysis: accuracy in the detection of large vessel thrombus.
J Comput Assist Tomogr. ; 25 (4): 520-8

Zaroff JG, Rordorf GA, Ogilvy CS, Picard MH
Regional patterns of left ventricular systolic dysfunction after subarachnoid hemorrhage: evidence for neurally mediated cardiac injury.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2000 Aug ; 13 (8): 774-9

Zaroff JG, Rordorf GA, Titus JS, Newell JB, Nowak NJ, Torchiana DF, Aretz HT, Picard MH, Macdonald RL
Regional myocardial perfusion after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Stroke. 2000 May ; 31 (5): 1136-43

Zaroff JG, Rordorf GA, Newell JB, Ogilvy CS, Levinson JR
Cardiac outcome in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and electrocardiographic abnormalities.
Neurosurgery. 1999 Jan ; 44 (1): 34-9; discussion 39-40

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