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MingMing Ning, M.D.

MingMing Ning, MD

Titles and Contact Information

Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: (617) 726-8459
Fax Number: (617)726-5043

Affiliations and Profiles

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology (Clinical Faculty)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Service (Clinical Faculty)
  • Spaulding Hospital (Stroke Consultant)
  • Neuroprotection Laboratory
  • Clinical Proteomics Research Center

Clinical Interests

  • Acute Stroke Therapy
  • Cardioneurology
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Stroke
  • Neurocritical Care/Vascular Neurology
  • Clinical Proteomics and Biomarkers Research for Targets of Neurovascular Therapy

Clinical Background

1999 M.D. Degree Boston University School of Medicine
2000 Internship Yale Internal Medicine
2003 Residency Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital
2004 Clinical Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital
Stroke and NeuroCritical Care
2005 Masters Sc Harvard Medical School / Harvard School of Public Health
2005 Board Certification Neurology


Kiernan TJ, Yan BP, Cubeddu RJ, Rengifo-Moreno P, Gupta V, Inglessis I, Ning M, Demirjian ZN, Jaff MR, Buonanno FS, Schainfeld RM, Palacios IF
May-Thurner Syndrome in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke and Patent Foramen Ovale. An Important Clinical Association.
Stroke. 2009 Jan 29; ():

Chou S, Ning MM
Transient Ischemic Attacks. In: Decision making in medicine: An algorithmic approach.
Greene HL, Mushlin S, eds. St. Louis (MO): Mosby; 2009. ; ():

Chou S, Ning MM
Completed Stroke. In: Decision making in medicine: An algorithmic approach.
Greene HL, Mushlin S, eds. St. Louis (MO): Mosby; 2009. ; ():

Sheikh SI, Busl KM, Ning MM, Venna N.
Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Mimicking Prostate Hyperplasia.
J Emerg Med. 2008. ; ():

Kelly PJ, Morrow JD, Ning M, Koroshetz W, Lo EH, Terry E, Milne GL, Hubbard J, Lee H, Stevenson E, Lederer M, Furie KL
Oxidative stress and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in acute ischemic stroke: the Biomarker Evaluation for Antioxidant Therapies in Stroke (BEAT-Stroke) study.
Stroke. 2008 Jan ; 39 (1): 100-4

Mejia NI, Park S, Ning M, Buonanno FS
Pearls and Oy-sters: Reversible iatrogenic Balint syndrome.
Neurology. 2008 Jun 10; 70 (24): e97-8

Ning M, Wang X, Lo EH
Chapter 6 Reperfusion injury after stroke: neurovascular proteases and the blood-brain barrier.
Handb Clin Neurol. 2008 ; 92 (): 117-36

Ning MM, Oaklander AL
Poststroke Pain: Addressing a Clinical Conundrum: Central Neuropathic Pain: Focus on Poststroke Pain
Book Review . Clinical Journal of Pain. 24(4):371, May 2008. ; ():

Ng YS, Stein J, Ning M, Black-Schaffer RM
Comparison of clinical characteristics and functional outcomes of ischemic stroke in different vascular territories.
Stroke. 2007 Aug ; 38 (8): 2309-14

Ning MM, Montaner J, Wang X, Lee S, Tsuji K, Tejima E, Buchan AM, Lo EH
Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) Reperfusion Therapy for Stroke. In: Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology Vol 23: Acute Ischemic Injury and Repair in the Nervous System. (Pak Chan, Johnson D, Lajtha A, eds).
New York, NY: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2006. ; ():

Ning MM, Sarracino DA, Buonanno F, Krastins B, Chou S, McMullin D, Lo EH
TPA-related Matrix Metalloproteinase Profiles (MMP) in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients.
Stroke. 2007 ; 38 (2): 564

Ning MM, Kho AT, Sarracino DA, Guo S, Wang X, Lee SR, Krastins B, Lo EH
Temporal Profile of Human Brain Endothelial Cells in Oxidative Stress: a Bench-side Model for Endothelial Response to Ischemic Injury.
Molecular Cell Proteomics. 2006 ; 5 (): S176

Ning MM, Sarracino DA, Buonanno F, Krastins B, Chou S, McMullin D, Lo EH
Plasma Protease Substrate Profiling of tPA Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Step Toward Pharmacoproteomics at the Bedside.
Molecular Cell Proteomics. 2006 ; 5 (): S176

Chou S, Ning M, Buonanno F
Focal intraparenchymal tension pneumocephalus.
Neurology. 2006 Oct 24; 67 (8): 1485

Ning M, Furie KL, Koroshetz WJ, Lee H, Barron M, Lederer M, Wang X, Zhu M, Sorensen AG, Lo EH, Kelly PJ
Association between tPA therapy and raised early matrix metalloproteinase-9 in acute stroke.
Neurology. 2006 May 23; 66 (10): 1550-5

Ning MM, Smirnakis S, Furie KL, Sheen VL
Adult acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with poststreptococcal infection.
J Clin Neurosci. 2005 Apr ; 12 (3): 298-300

Wang X, Tsuji K, Lee SR, Ning M, Furie KL, Buchan AM, Lo EH
Mechanisms of hemorrhagic transformation after tissue plasminogen activator reperfusion therapy for ischemic stroke.
Stroke. 2004 Nov ; 35 (11 Suppl 1): 2726-30

Ning M, Furie KL
Preventing a second stroke in the young.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2004 ; 11 (2): 40-50

Greenberg SM, Eng JA, Ning M, Smith EE, Rosand J
Hemorrhage burden predicts recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage after lobar hemorrhage.
Stroke. 2004 Jun ; 35 (6): 1415-20

Plotkin SR, Ning MM
Traumatic cervical spine disruption.
N Engl J Med. 2001 Oct 11; 345 (15): 1134-5

Michael D, Martin KC, Seger R, Ning MM, Baston R, Kandel ER
Repeated pulses of serotonin required for long-term facilitation activate mitogen-activated protein kinase in sensory neurons of Aplysia.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Feb 17; 95 (4): 1864-9

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