Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc
Vascular Neurologist • Clinical Investigator • Educator

We can do so much together: let's begin.
I am an academic Vascular Neurologist, the Director of a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at a medical school in Boston, MA. I am the founder of the Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) program at Tufts Medical Center, the first multidisciplinary, longitudinal care program for young adults with stroke in the U.S. I conduct epidemiological research on silent brain infarcts (SBI) and stroke in young adults while leading the Tufts Vascular Neurology Research Group. Finally, I have a strong interest in health education for patients, families, and the general public, and medical education for health professionals on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.
Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc
  • Board certified vascular & general neurologist
  • Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center
  • Director and Founder, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program
  • Principal Investigator, Tufts Vascular Neurology Research Group
Contact Me
lester.y.leung.md@gmail.com

Tufts Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Biewend Building
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
In Press


“Stroke in Young Adults”

AHA-ASA Tweet Chat moderated by Dr. Lester Y. Leung and Dr. Waleed Brinjikji
March 12, 2018
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“Mayra’s story: surviving stroke, managing motherhood”

Testimonial of a young adults stroke survivor
December 18, 2017
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“Follow your brain, not your heart”
YoungStroke editorial
April 2017
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“Lester Y. Leung, MD named Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts MC”
March 6, 2017
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“When stroke strikes early in life”
CBS Boston interview with Dr. Lester Y. Leung and Stacey Wilson, young adult stroke survivor
March 1, 2017
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“Time is brain: recognize the signs of stroke”
CBS Boston and Dr. Lester Y. Leung teach about stroke signs
March 1, 2017
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“The surprising number of stroke victims”
Your Health Radio interview with Dr. Lester Y. Leung, Founder of the SAYA program at Tufts MC, and Amy Edmunds, Founder of YoungStroke
February 24, 2017
Listen to the interview here

“Understanding stroke in young people”
Stroke Smart interview with Dr. Lester Y. Leung
January 31, 2017
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“New program a stroke of genius for young adults”
August 8, 2016
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“Stroke - not just for 55+: helping young adults move forwards”
Boston.com article on the SAYA program
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