Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurocritical Care

Dr. Sarah Nelson is an Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and also serves as Associate Director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai West.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai faculty in in 2020, Dr. Nelson received her undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsquently earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her neurology residency at Tufts Medical Center followed by fellowship training in neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2020, Dr. Nelson earned a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Nelson currently has diverse clinical research interests in the fields of neuroimaging, subarachnoid hemorrhage, status epilepticus, and ischemic stroke. She is co-editor of the neurocritical care textbook, Neurocritical Care Unit: Clinical Practice and Organization. She enjoys teaching and health policy.


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Internship, Internal Medicine, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Residency, Neurology, Tufts Medical Center

Fellowship, Neurocritical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital

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