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Clifford Saper, MD, PhD

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Clifford Saper, MD, PhD Dr. Clifford Saper is the James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Chairman of the Department of Neurology at BIDMC.


He received his MD and PhD degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and trained in Neurology at Cornell University Medical Center in New York.


His practice has consisted predominantly of movement disorder patients since 1985. He started the Parkinson surgery program at Beth Israel Hospital in 1995 and in 1996 merged that into the Movement Disorders Center founded by Dr. Tarsy at the New England Deaconess Hospital when the two hospitals merged.


His research involves the relationship of sleep disorders to Parkinson's disease.

Contact Information

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
Information: 617-667-9903
Appointments: 617-667-0519