Ivana Vodopivec, MD, PhD

A neuro-immunology, neuro-infectious disease, and neuro-ophthalmology specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Vodopivec is originally from Croatia and earned her medical degree at the Zagreb University School of Medicine, where she graduated with summa cum laude. She obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 2009 for a dissertation on the neurotoxicity and metabolism of amyloid-β peptide variants in Alzheimer’s disease.

She then completed a medical internship at Boston Medical Center in 2011 and neurology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Partners Neurology Residency Program) in 2014. In 2015, she completed a clinical fellowship in Neuro-Immunology and Neuro-Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In August 2016, Dr. Vodopivec joined the Divisions of Hospital Neurology and Neuro-Ophthalmology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as an Associate Neurologist and became and Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is a recipient of a Senior Resident Teacher of the Year award by Partners Neurology Residency Program in 2014 and a Fellow of the Year award by Harvard Department of Ophthalmology in 2016.

She has authored more than 20 publications spanning the fields of medical education, Alzheimer’s disease, neuro-inflammation, and neuro-ophthalmology. Her academic interests encompass inflammatory conditions affecting the visual system, such as Susac syndrome, and comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to patients with neuro-inflammatory and neuro-ophthalmic conditions.

Keywords: neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-immunology, neuro-infectious diseases, medical education, Alzheimer’s disease