The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Founder Appointed Director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Brain Aneurysm Institute

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Christopher S. Ogilvy, M.D. and Deidre Buckley, N.P., to Develop the Brain Aneurysm Institute

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Christopher S. Ogilvy, M.D, co-founder of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, has just been appointed to the position as Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Brain Aneurysm Institute. Deidre A. Buckley, N.P., co-founder and current board president of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation will join Dr. Ogilvy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

In their new roles, Ogilvy and Buckley will collaborate with physicians in stroke neurology, neuroradiology, radiation therapy and anesthesia to deliver cutting-edge endovascular and surgical treatment of patients with brain aneurysms as well as brain and spine vascular problems.

Prior to this appointment, both Dr. Ogilvy and Nurse Buckley were in the Neurosurgery Department at Massachusetts General Hospital where Dr. Ogilvy was the Director of Operative Neurovascular Surgery and the Robert G. and A. Jean Ojemann Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.    

“Twenty years ago, Dr. Ogilvy and Deidre Buckley recognized the need for an organization that would work to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and help educate individuals on the symptoms. In founding The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, they have made a significant difference for patients and their families,” said Christine Buckley, executive director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as they make this transition.”

About 40% of the victims will die and of those surviving, only a third will recover without disabilities. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hopes to improve these tragic statistics and save lives by funding vital research and increasing awareness. Each year about 30,000 people in the U.S. will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm.

About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Foundation’s mission is to provide support and educational materials to the medical community, the newly diagnosed, survivors, family members, friends and the general public regarding the facts, treatment options, and recovery process for brain aneurysms. For more information, please visit:

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