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Boston Medical Center
72 E. Concord St., C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Christina DeFusco, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Medical School
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY (1998)
Master of Science, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (2008)
Adult Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (2009)


Christina DeFusco, NP, graduated from Wagner College in 1986 and worked as a staff nurse at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City for six years.

Ms. DeFusco moved to Boston in 1993 and worked at Brigham & Women's Hospital, in both their open heart and neurosurgical ICU. The neurosurgical ICU at Brigham & Women's Hospital expanded to a 20-bed ICU, and during the past three years, Ms. DeFusco led this newly expanded neurocritical care unit as charge nurse.

Ms. DeFusco is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse and is a member of the Neurocritical Care Society.


Burns JD, Green DM, Lau H, Winter M, Koyfman F, Defusco CM, Holsapple JW, Kase CS. The Effect of a Neurocritical Care Service without a Dedicated Neuro-ICU on Quality of Care in Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2013;18(3):305-12.

Burns JD, Green DM, Metivier K, DeFusco C. Intensive care management of acute ischemic stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012;30(3):713-44.

Green DM, Burns JD, Defusco CM. Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Feb 14.

Voetsch B, Tarlov N, Nguyen TN, Defusco C, Barest GD, Norbash A, Green DM, Burns JD. Asymmetric Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Complicating Hemodynamic Augmentation for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Associated Cerebral Vasospasm. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Oct 1.


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Department of Neurology
Shapiro Center
7th Floor, Suite 7B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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