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Cognitive Neurology

Welcome to the Division of Cognitive Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Our mission is to provide state-of-the art care to patients with cognitive and emotional problems resulting from disease of or injury to the nervous system.



The Division of Cognitive Neurology was established as an outpatient multispecialty clinic devoted to the evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of cognitive and emotional disorders that resulted from some injury or disease affecting the nervous system.

Using expertise from neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation, and social work, our clinicians collaborate to diagnose, treat, and improve and maximize quality of life for a wide range of patients with developmental and acquired disorders affecting attention, executive functions, memory, language, and other cognitive functions, as well as the emotional consequences they bring with them.

Our services include:

  • Neurological and neurocognitive evaluation and consultation
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and treatment
  • Neurorehabilitative care and management
  • Memory remediation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Driving assessment
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Patient and family support for the social effects of illness

We offer diagnostic evaluation, including laboratory tests and neuroimaging, and care to persons with memory disorders, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and autism, and we provide evaluation and support to normally aging persons with questions about their memory function.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and services, and to meet our staff. On behalf of all of the professional and support staff in the Division of Behavioral Neurology, I welcome you to this website and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Dr. Albert M. Galaburda
Chief, Division of Behavioral Neurology
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Emily Fisher-Landau Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Contact Information

Cognitive Neurology Unit
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-4074