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Rose Du, MD, PhD


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  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  • Brain tumors
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Skull base tumors

Diseases Treated

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Low-Grade Glioma
  • Lymphoma, Primary CNS
  • Meningioma

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-732-6600
  • Office Phone Number617-525-8132
  • Fax617-734-8342


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cerebrovascular Surgery


  • University of California, San Francisco, Neurosurgery

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Recent Awards:

  • Kaiser Award 2005
  • Nafziger Award 2005
  • Marvin Barker Award 2009


Genetics of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

The Du laboratory investigates the role of genetics in stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. Stroke is the third leading cause of mortality and the leading cause of severe disability worldwide. It is a complex disease that results from many different pathologic conditions including atherosclerosis and hypertension and is therefore affected by multiple genetic and environmental factors. Understanding the genetic basis of stroke will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind its pathogenesis. State-of-the-art techniques in bioinformatics, genetics and genomics are utilized to achieve an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to this complex problem and elucidate the network of genes that control stroke susceptibility.


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