Christopher D. Anderson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Division Chief, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


As Division Chief of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Anderson is a computational biologist with research expertise in statistical genetics, medical informatics, and machine learning, and a clinical focus on cerebrovascular disease, brain health, and neurocritical care. He has devoted his career to developing and leveraging computational methods to define biological mechanisms involved in cerebrovascular disease, with the ultimate goal of driving improvements in care through identification of novel treatment targets and implementation of precision strategies to guide primary and secondary prevention. Dr. Anderson co-leads a cross-institutional cerebrovascular genetics research group with Dr. Jonathan Rosand at the Massachusetts General Hospital McCance Center for Brain Health. A strong advocate for team-based science and career development, Dr. Anderson has cultivated extensive collaborations within the International Stroke Genetics Consortium and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is an Associate Member in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics and the Machine Learning For Health (ML4H) team.