Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Edlow is a Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an internationally renowned expert on the diagnosis of patients with acute neurological emergencies. He lectures and publishes regularly on topics such as stroke, TIA, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and dizziness, among others. In 2021, he was asked to chair the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine GRACE-3 committee to create an evidence-based guideline on the management of patients with acute dizziness, which will be the first of its kind.
Dr. Edlow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1978 after which he completed a three-year internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the old Boston City Hospital. Since 1981, he has practiced full-time emergency medicine. He was vice chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center until 2020, and he remains active educationally, academically, and administratively.
With respect to diagnosis of neurological emergencies, his goals are to help physicians avoid misdiagnosis and improve patient outcomes in these patients. In addition to having his work appear in all of the major emergency medicine journals, the NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Stroke and Lancet Neurology have all published his work. He has won multiple teaching awards, including a 2010 national teaching award from the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2011, he conceived and remains co-course director of a Harvard Medical School CME course on neurological emergencies.
He is also a recognized expert in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. He has published over 230 articles, book chapters and editorials. He has also written 3 books for the lay public. The first, Bull’s Eye, was an award-winning account of the history of Lyme disease. Another, The Deadly Dinner Party, is a collection of true medical detective stories published in 2009 and favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books.
In addition, Dr. Edlow has consulted with health care systems internationally with a focus on educational programs and quality assurance.
Co-Director, Center for Neurologic Emergencies
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Goldstein has dedicated his career to multidisciplinary work integrating neurology, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the American Heart Association, he is heavily involved in stroke quality of care at the national level and has published in most of the major emergency medicine and neurology journals. He has served on the AHA Get-With-The Guidelines Stroke Workgroup, the Program Committee for the International Stroke Conference, and various AHA writing groups including the national guidelines for hemorrhagic stroke. He currently runs an extramurally funded clinical research program studying the acute clinical care of neurologic emergencies. You can find his program at https://neurologicemergencies.com/