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Patricia L. Musolino, M.D., Ph.D.

Patricia Musolino

Titles and Contact Information

Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: 617-643-0241
Fax Number: 617-724-8526

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Neurocritical Care
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Leukodystrophies
  • Neurogenetics

Clinical Background

1996 - 2002 MD Degree University of Buenos Aires
School of Medicine
2003 - 2006 PhD Degree Austral University
School of Biomedical Sciences
2006 - 2008 Pediatric Residency Miami Children's Hospital
2008 - 2011 Neurology Residency Partner's Neurology Program
2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology
2011 Board Certification Neurology with special qualification in child neurology
2011 - 2013 Neurocritical Care Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital


Musolino PL, Rapalino O, Caruso P, Caviness VS, Eichler FS
Hypoperfusion predicts lesion progression in cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.
Brain. 2012 Sep ; 135 (Pt 9): 2676-83

Coronel MF, Musolino PL, Brumovsky PR, Hökfelt T, Villar MJ
Bone marrow stromal cells attenuate injury-induced changes in galanin, NPY and NPY Y1-receptor expression after a sciatic nerve constriction.
Neuropeptides. 2009 Apr ; 43 (2): 125-32

Carranza A, Musolino PL, Villar M, Nowicki S
Signaling cascade of insulin-induced stimulation of L-dopa uptake in renal proximal tubule cells.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008 Dec ; 295 (6): C1602-9

Musolino PL, Coronel MF, Hökfelt T, Villar MJ
Bone marrow stromal cells induce changes in pain behavior after sciatic nerve constriction.
Neurosci Lett. 2007 May 11; 418 (1): 97-101

Setton-Avruj CP, Musolino PL, Salis C, Alló M, Bizzozero O, Villar MJ, Soto EF, Pasquini JM
Presence of alpha-globin mRNA and migration of bone marrow cells after sciatic nerve injury suggests their participation in the degeneration/regeneration process.
Exp Neurol. 2007 Feb ; 203 (2): 568-78

Aquino JB, Musolino PL, Coronel MF, Villar MJ, Setton-Avruj CP
Nerve degeneration is prevented by a single intraneural apotransferrin injection into colchicine-injured sciatic nerves in the rat.
Brain Res. 2006 Oct 30; 1117 (1): 80-91

Bendersky M, Musolino PL, Rugilo C, Schuster G, Sica RE
Normal anatomy of the developing fetal brain. Ex vivo anatomical-magnetic resonance imaging correlation.
J Neurol Sci. 2006 Dec 1; 250 (1-2): 20-6

Coronel MF, Musolino PL, Villar MJ
Selective migration and engraftment of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in rat lumbar dorsal root ganglia after sciatic nerve constriction.
Neurosci Lett. 2006 Sep 11; 405 (1-2): 5-9

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