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profileAaron Lee Berkowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurology
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentNeurology
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Neurology
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/732-7432
Fax617/264-6346
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2005 - 2007Derek Bok Center Award for Distinction in Teaching
2006Oscar S. Schafer award for Excellence in Teaching
2008Editor’s Choice Award in Systems Neuroscience (NeuroImage)
2013BWH Trainee Award for Excellence in Medical Education in Neurology
2014MGH Principal Clinical Experience Teaching Award
2014Partners Neurology Senior Resident Teaching Award
2015Harvard Medical School Award for Excellence in Neuroanatomy Teaching
2016BWPO Clinical Community Service Award
2016Harvard Medical School Donald O’Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching

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  1. Berkowitz AL. Management of Neurologic Disease in Resource-Limited Settings. In "Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics" 9th Edition, Ed. MA Samuels and AH Ropper (in press). 2017.
  2. Bank AM, Lee JW, Krause P, Berkowitz AL. What to do when patients with epilepsy cannot take their usual oral medications. Pract Neurol. 2017 Jan; 17(1):66-70. PMID: 28073923.
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  3. Berkowitz AL. Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach. McGraw-Hill Education. 2016.
  4. Berkowitz AL. Numbness. In "Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine" 2nd Edition, Ed. McKean SC. 2016.
  5. Darby RR, Bhattacharyya S, Berkowitz AL. Authors' Reply to E. Stip (Antibiotic-associated encephalopathy). Neurology. 2016; 87(11):1188-9.
  6. Berkowitz AL, Miller MB, Mir SA, Cagney D, Chavakula V, Guleria I, Aizer A, Ligon KL, Chi JH. Glioproliferative Lesion of the Spinal Cord as a Complication of "Stem-Cell Tourism". N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 14; 375(2):196-8. PMID: 27331440.
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  7. Berkowitz AL. Managing acute stroke in low-resource settings. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Jul 01; 94(7):554-6. PMID: 27429496; PMCID: PMC4933138.
  8. Kassavetis P, Joseph JM, Francois R, Perloff MD, Berkowitz AL. Zika virus-associated Guillain-Barré syndrome variant in Haiti. Neurology. 2016 Jul 19; 87(3):336-7. PMID: 27164708.
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  9. Raynor G, Bader C, Srikanth M, Kroll D, Gutheil T, Berkowitz A. Psychosis Secondary to Anti-N-methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun; 24(3):229-37. PMID: 27148913.
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  10. Berkowitz AL, Prasad S, Elkind MSV. Clinical Reasoning in Neurology: A Case-Based Approach Cases from the Neurology® Resident & Fellow Section. 2016.
  11. Ho GP, Brizzi KT, Meredith DM, Laws ER, Berkowitz AL. Clinical Reasoning: A 58-year-old woman with loss of vision in her left eye. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):e101-7. PMID: 26952304.
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  12. Bhattacharyya S, Darby RR, Raibagkar P, Gonzalez Castro LN, Berkowitz AL. Antibiotic-associated encephalopathy. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):963-71. PMID: 26888997.
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  13. Bhattacharyya S, Berkowitz AL. Primary angiitis of the central nervous system: avoiding misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis of a rare disease. Pract Neurol. 2016 Jun; 16(3):195-200. PMID: 26837371.
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  14. Batra A, Berkowitz A. Clinical Reasoning: A 50-year-old man with headache and cognitive decline. Neurology. 2015 Dec 15; 85(24):e182-6. PMID: 26668243.
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  15. Berkowitz AL, Martineau L, Morse ME, Israel K. Development of a neurology rotation for internal medicine residents in Haiti. J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jan 15; 360:158-60. PMID: 26723993.
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  16. Kaplan TB, Berkowitz AL, Samuels MA. Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Neurologist. 2015 Dec; 20(6):108-14. PMID: 26671744.
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  17. Berkowitz AL, Milligan TA, Cho TA. Development of a track in global and humanitarian health for neurology residents. Neurology. 2015 Nov 24; 85(21):1894-5. PMID: 26598431.
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  18. Baker JM, Salinas J, Berkowitz AL. Clinical Reasoning: A 56-year-old man with cognitive impairment and difficulty tying his necktie. Neurology. 2015 Oct 13; 85(15):e116-22. PMID: 26459946; PMCID: PMC4617166 [Available on 10/13/16].
  19. McLane HC, Berkowitz AL, Patenaude BN, McKenzie ED, Wolper E, Wahlster S, Fink G, Mateen FJ. Availability, accessibility, and affordability of neurodiagnostic tests in 37 countries. Neurology. 2015 Nov 03; 85(18):1614-22. PMID: 26446063; PMCID: PMC4642148 [Available on 11/03/16].
  20. Berkowitz AL. A PIECE OF MY MIND. All for One. JAMA. 2015 Oct 06; 314(13):1341-2. PMID: 26441177.
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  21. Kaplan TB, Berkowitz AL. Reversible splenial lesion syndrome. Pract Neurol. 2016 Feb; 16(1):78-9. PMID: 26371334.
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  22. Cochran MF, Berkowitz AL. A global health delivery framework approach to epilepsy care in resource-limited settings. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Nov 15; 358(1-2):263-5. PMID: 26371698.
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  23. Kang YJ, Bi WL, Dubuc AM, Martineau L, Ligon AH, Berkowitz AL, Aizer AA, Lee EQ, Ligon KL, Ramkissoon SH, Dunn IF. Integrated Genomic Characterization of a Pineal Parenchymal Tumor of Intermediate Differentiation. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jan; 85:96-105. PMID: 26226092.
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  24. Berkowitz AL. Stroke and the noncommunicable diseases: A global burden in need of global advocacy. Neurology. 2015 May 26; 84(21):2183-4. PMID: 26009559.
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  25. Berkowitz AL. Author’s Reply to L. Lee (Neurology Mission(s) Impossible). Neurology. 2015; 19(84):2007-8.
  26. Chen A, Kim J, Henderson G, Berkowitz A. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in Guillain-Barré syndrome. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 May; 22(5):914-6. PMID: 25800144.
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  27. Etherton MR, Neagu MR, Oakley DH, Koch MJ, Shin JH, Frosch MP, Berkowitz AL, Dietrich J. A 20-year-old man with back pain and lower extremity weakness. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Mar; 72(3):363-6. PMID: 25621865.
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  28. Berkowitz AL, Raibagkar P, Pritt BS, Mateen FJ. Neurologic manifestations of the neglected tropical diseases. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Feb 15; 349(1-2):20-32. PMID: 25623803.
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  29. Battey TW, Valant V, Kassis SB, Kourkoulis C, Lee C, Anderson CD, Falcone GJ, Jimenez-Conde J, Fernandez-Cadenas I, Pare G, Rundek T, James ML, Lemmens R, Lee TH, Tatlisumak T, Kittner SJ, Lindgren A, Mateen FJ, Berkowitz AL, Holliday EG, Majersik J, Maguire J, Sudlow C, Rosand J. Recommendations from the international stroke genetics consortium, part 2: biological sample collection and storage. Stroke. 2015 Jan; 46(1):285-90. PMID: 25492904; PMCID: PMC4276505.
  30. Bhattacharyya S, Darby R, Berkowitz AL. Antibiotic-induced neurotoxicity. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Dec; 16(12):448. PMID: 25348743.
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  31. Berkowitz AL, Barthelemy E, Hudspeth J. Stroke Management in Low-Resource Settings. Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. 2014.
  32. Berkowitz AL, Baker JM, Miller JJ, Greenberg SM. Mystery case: cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation. Neurology. 2014 Oct 28; 83(18):1678-9. PMID: 25349274; PMCID: PMC4223081.
  33. Berkowitz AL, Rose MF, Daffner KR, Prasad S. Clinical Reasoning: a 75-year-old man with 3 years of visual difficulties. Neurology. 2014 Oct 21; 83(17):e160-5. PMID: 25332451; PMCID: PMC4222854.
  34. Berkowitz AL. Neurology mission(s) impossible. Neurology. 2014 Oct 14; 83(16):1450-2. PMID: 25313374.
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  35. Berkowitz AL, Voinescu PE, Feske SK. Clinical reasoning: a 42-year-old man who developed blurred vision and dropped his iPod while jogging. Neurology. 2014 Aug 19; 83(8):e89-94. PMID: 25135916; PMCID: PMC4150133.
  36. Berkowitz AL, Westover MB, Bianchi MT, Chou SH. Aspirin for secondary prevention after stroke of unknown etiology in resource-limited settings. Neurology. 2014 Sep 09; 83(11):1004-11. PMID: 25122202; PMCID: PMC4162302.
  37. Berkowitz AL, Westover MB, Bianchi MT, Chou SH. Aspirin for acute stroke of unknown etiology in resource-limited settings: a decision analysis. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26; 83(9):787-93. PMID: 25056582; PMCID: PMC4155044.
  38. de Gusmäo CM, Berkowitz AL, Hung AY, Westover MB. Cerebrospinal fluid shunt-induced chorea: case report and review of the literature on shunt-related movement disorders. Pract Neurol. 2015 Feb; 15(1):42-4. PMID: 24997172; PMCID: PMC4870013.
  39. Bhattacharyya S, Berkowitz AL, Jha RM. Clinical reasoning: a 24-year-old woman with progressive headache and somnolence. Neurology. 2014 Jun 03; 82(22):e188-93. PMID: 24891545.
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  40. Berkowitz AL. Neurology education in resource-limited settings. Neurology. 2014 Apr 22; 82(16):1463-4. PMID: 24753511.
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  41. Prasad S, Berkowitz AL. Modified target cancellation in hemispatial neglect. Pract Neurol. 2014 Aug; 14(4):277. PMID: 24469931.
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  42. Berkowitz AL, Samuels MA. The neurology of Sjogren's syndrome and the rheumatology of peripheral neuropathy and myelitis. Pract Neurol. 2014 Feb; 14(1):14-22. PMID: 24307005.
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  43. Berkowitz AL, Mittal MK, McLane HC, Shen GC, Muralidharan R, Lyons JL, Shinohara RT, Shuaib A, Mateen FJ. Worldwide reported use of IV tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke. Int J Stroke. 2014 Apr; 9(3):349-55. PMID: 24207029.
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  44. Berkowitz AL, Thakur KT. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy following malaria. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 21(4):704-6. PMID: 24417794.
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  45. Berkowitz AL, Sheu SH, Rose MF, Delalle I, Folkerth RD. Bilirubin labeling of borderzone and anterior cerebral artery territory infarction. Neurology. 2013 Oct 01; 81(14):1272-3. PMID: 24081962; PMCID: PMC3795605.
  46. Berkowitz AL, Chandra RV, Rordorf G, Rabinov JD. Indirect carotid-cavernous fistula presenting with unilateral ptosis, limitation of extraocular movements, proptosis, and conjunctival injection. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jul; 3(3):167-8. PMID: 24167650; PMCID: PMC3805441.
  47. Berkowitz AL, Kimchi EY, Hwang DY, Vaitkevicius H, Henderson GV, Feske SK, Chou SH. Clinical Reasoning: a 44-year-old woman with headache followed by sudden neurologic decline. Neurology. 2013 Mar 26; 80(13):e136-41. PMID: 23530156; PMCID: PMC3691780.
  48. Berkowitz AL, Jha RM, Klein JP, Amato AA. Clinical reasoning: an 85-year-old man with paresthesias and an unsteady gait. Neurology. 2013 Mar 19; 80(12):e120-6. PMID: 23509052.
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  49. Jha RM, Berkowitz AL, Klein JP. Evolution of hypoxic-ischemic injury. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jan; 3(1):46. PMID: 23983887; PMCID: PMC3726123.
  50. Tarnutzer AA, Berkowitz AL, Robinson KA, Hsieh YH, Newman-Toker DE. Does my dizzy patient have a stroke? A systematic review of bedside diagnosis in acute vestibular syndrome. CMAJ. 2011 Jun 14; 183(9):E571-92. PMID: 21576300; PMCID: PMC3114934.
  51. Berkowitz AL. The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment. 2010.
  52. Berkowitz AL, Ansari D. Expertise-related deactivation of the right temporoparietal junction during musical improvisation. Neuroimage. 2010 Jan 01; 49(1):712-9. PMID: 19715764.
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  53. Berkowitz AL, Ansari D. Generation of novel motor sequences: the neural correlates of musical improvisation. Neuroimage. 2008 Jun; 41(2):535-43. PMID: 18420426.
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  54. Berkowitz AL. Experimental Actions, the Outcomes of Which Are Foreseen: Experiment and Tradition in Conlon Nancarrow's Studies nos 21 and 36 for Player Piano. Twentieth-Century Music. 2008; 5(2):195-217.
  55. Berkowitz AL. Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple. 2007.
  56. Casey BJ, Forman SD, Franzen P, Berkowitz A, Braver TS, Nystrom LE, Thomas KM, Noll DC. Sensitivity of prefrontal cortex to changes in target probability: a functional MRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2001 May; 13(1):26-33. PMID: 11284044.
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  57. Thomas KM, King SW, Franzen PL, Welsh TF, Berkowitz AL, Noll DC, Birmaher V, Casey BJ. A developmental functional MRI study of spatial working memory. Neuroimage. 1999 Sep; 10(3 Pt 1):327-38. PMID: 10458945.
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