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W. Taylor Kimberly, M.D., Ph.D.

W. Taylor Kimberly, M.D., Ph.D.

Titles and Contact Information

Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Appointments: 617.724.8446
Fax Number: 617.726.7560

Affiliations and Profiles

Clinical Interests

  • Neurocritical Care
  • Stroke
  • Neuroimaging
  • Metabolomics

Current Projects

Effect of low hemoglobin on acute infarct progression.
Metabolomic analysis in acute stroke.

Clinical Background

1996 - 2000 Medical School Harvard Medical School
2000 - 2004 Graduate School Harvard Graduate School
Arts and Sciences
2004 - 2005 Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
2004 - 2008 Residency Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital
Partners Neurology
2008 Board Certification Neurology
2008 - 2010 Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stroke and Neurocritical care


Singhal AB, Kimberly WT, Schaefer PW, Hedley-Whyte ET
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 8-2009. A 36-year-old woman with headache, hypertension, and seizure 2 weeks post partum.
N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 12; 360 (11): 1126-1137

Klein JP, Cohen AB, Kimberly WT, Shah AS, Leiderman YI, Cestari DM, Dinkin MJ
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral simultaneous optic nerve infarctions.
Arch Neurol. 2009 Jan ; 66 (1): 132-133

Kimberly WT, Gilson A, Rost NS, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Smith EE, Greenberg SM
Silent ischemic infarcts are associated with hemorrhage burden in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 2009 Apr 7; 72 (14): 1230-1235

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Still from the Stroke Evaluation simulation

This video simulation of an Emergency stroke evaluation illustrates the care of patients with acute stroke by the MGH Acute Stroke team.