Temperature dysregulation is deeply implicated in potentiation of cerebrovascular ischemia. We present a multi-phasic, MR thermographic study in a non-human primate (NHP) model of MCA infarction, hypothesizing detectable brain temperature disturbances and brain-systemic temperature decoupling. Successful physiologic and continuous post-ischemic cerebral MR thermography was conducted, and prescribed in an NHP infarction model to facilitate translatability. The results confirm hypothesized temperature disturbance and decoupling of physiologic brain-systemic temperature gradients. These findings inform a developing paradigm of brain thermoregulation, and the applicability of brain temperature as a neuroimaging biomarker in CNS injury.