Donglei Song
Hakan Ay

Profile

  • Vascular neurologist and neuroscientist at the Harvard Medical School - MIT A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Broad background in Vascular Neurology with specific training and expertise in Neuroimaging

Education and Postdoctoral Training

  • 1991 MD, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 1991-1996 Resident, Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 1996-1999 Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Faculty Academic Appointments

  • 1996-1998 Research fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
  • 1998-1999 Visiting neurologist, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
  • 1999-2000 Assistant professor, Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 2000-2003 Associate professor, Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 2003-2007 Instructor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2007-2014 Assistant professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2014- Associate professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institution

  • 1990-1991 Resident in Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 1991-1996 Resident in Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 1996-1998 Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
  • 1998-1999 Visiting Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
  • 1999-2003 Clinical Staff Member, Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey
  • 2003- Assistant in Neuroimaging, Radiology / Assistant in Neuroscience, Neurology, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA

Professional Societies

  • 2005- American Heart Association, Premium Member
  • 2009- American Heart Association, Stroke Council, FAHA member

Editorial Roles

  • 2006-2014 Editorial Board Member, Stroke
  • 2012- Editorial Board Member, Cerebrovascular Diseases

Research areas of interest

  • The etiologic framework of stroke
  • The mechanism, diagnosis, and prognosis of transient ischemic attacks
  • The Neurovisceral connection: the neuroanatomic correlates of stroke-related alterations in internal organ functions
  • Developing automated, probabilistic, clinical decision support systems to generate clinically, pathophysiologically, prognostically homogeneous subsets within the heterogeneous population of stroke patients
  • Imaging and clinical determinants of tissue outcome and infarct growth after ischemic stroke in humans
  • Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for treatment of acute ischemic stroke