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Participating Hospitals and Clinical Faculty

Each of the participating hospitals is a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, located on the Quadrangle Campus. All of the participating hospitals are within a three block radius, located one block from the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle and the Countway Medical Library. The program offices and department library are at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center East Campus. 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is an  over-600-bed adult medical-surgical hospital, that was formed in 1996 by the merging of the Beth Israel and New England Deaconess Hospitals, which were located diagonally across from one another at the intersection of Longwood and Brookline Avenues. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is well known internationally for its research and training in all fields of adult medicine. The Chief of the Neurology Service and Chairman of the Department is Dr. Clifford B. Saper. Dr. Michael Ronthal is Vice Chairman for Clinical and Teaching Programs, and Dr. Daniel Tarsy is Administrative Vice Chairman. Dr. Frank Drislane is the Program Director for both the Neurology Residency and Medical School Teaching Programs. The Department of Neurology staff members are full-time and all of their patients are available for teaching and research. In addition to the traditional hospital services, the Shapiro Clinical Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for outpatient teaching and patient care. The Department's research laboratories are located mainly in the Center for Life Sciences Building, but also include additional laboratory and clinical research space and a cutting-edge functional MRI facility within the Hospital. There are about 1,300 admissions to the inpatient Neurology Ward Service, 300 to the NeuroICU service, and 1,500 inpatient consults and a similar number of Emergency Unit consults annually. There are more than 10,000 outpatient visits per year in General Neurology, and more than 15,000 per year in Neurology Subspecialties including Behavioral Neurology, Epilepsy, Stroke, Neuromuscular Disease, Neuroendocrinology, Movement Disorders, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-HIV, Neurogenetics, Multiple Sclerosis, and Sleep.

Clinical Faculty

Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Chairman of Neurology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Functional neuroanatomy of integrated systems controlling wake-sleep cycles and neuroimmune function; effects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on these systems.

Michael P. Alexander, MD, Professor of Neurology. Cognitive neurology and rehabilitation, aphasia, spatial neglect, handedness and cerebral dominance, memory disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and frontal lobe disorders.

Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology. Genetic models and neural mechanisms of human autism and epilepsy.

Louis R. Caplan, MD, Professor of Neurology. Mechanisms of stroke.

Bernard S. Chang, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Developmental brain malformations and genetic causes of epilepsy.

Frank W. Drislane, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director Residency Program. Identification and management of patients with status epilepticus.

Tamara G. Fong, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Cognitive neurology. Dementia; Memory Loss; Memory Disorders; Alzheimer's Disease; Diffuse Lewy Body Disease; Delirium.

Roy L. Freeman, MD, Professor of Neurology, Head Laboratory of Autonomic Function. Diagnosis and treatment of autonomic disorders; Peripheral Neuropathy; Diabetic Neuropathy.

Albert M. Galaburda, MD, Emily Fisher Landau Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Head Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dyslexia/Learning Disabilities; Attention Deficit Disorders; Memory Disorders; Alzheimer's Disease; Dementias; Autism; Asperger's and Related Disorders; Memory Wellness. 

Christopher H. Gibbons, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy.

Laurie Gordon, MD, Clinical Instructor in Neurology. Movement disorders and Parkinsons.

Patricia E. Greenstein, MBBCh, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Center for Genetic Disorders. Neurogenetics.

Khalid Hanafy, MD, PhD Instructor in Neurology. Neuro-critical care.

Susan T. Herman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Epilepsy.

Slavenka Kam-Hansen, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Demyelinating Diseases; Multiple Sclerosis; Headaches.

R. Philip Kinkel, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of MS Clinic. Clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.

Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Epilepsy.

Igor Koralnik, M.D., Professor of Neurology. HIV neurology and pathogenesis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

K. Babu Krishnamurthy, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Epilepsy; Clinical Neurophysiology; Comprehensive Care for Women with Epilepsy, including during Pregnancy.

Sandeep Kumar, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Stroke and Cerebrovascular disorders.

Chun Lim, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Dementia; Alzheimer's Disease; Memory Disorders; Anoxic Brain Injury.

Jean K. Matheson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Co-Director, Sleep Disorders Center.

Pushpa Narayanaswami, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Neuromuscular disorders.

Trudy Pang, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Epilepsy.

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, PhD, MD, Professor of Neurology. Cognitive neurology, neuro-rehabilitation, transcranial magnetic stimulation of brain.

Daniel Z. Press, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Neurodegenerative conditions in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body diseases.

Elizabeth Raynor, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of EMG Laboratory. Peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disease.

Michael Ronthal, MBBCh, Professor of Neurology, Chair Neurology Core Clerkship Committee at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chairman for Clinical Services. Neurological education.

Seward B. Rutkove, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Head of Division of Neuromuscular Disorders. EMG and peripheral nerve disorders.

Thomas E. Scammell, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Sleep physiology and sleep disorders.

Steven C. Schachter, MD, Professor of Neurology. Neuropharmacology of seizure disorders.

Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Head of Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. Functional MRI and imaging of stroke.

Donald L. Schomer, MD, Professor of Neurology, Head Division of Epilepsy and EEG. Localization and surgical treatment of epileptic foci.

D. Eric Searls, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Cerebrovascular Disorders/Stroke.

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD, Associate Professor. Risk factors for stroke.

Volney Sheen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Developmental abnormalities of cerebral cortex.

Ludy C. Shih, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Movement Disorders.

David K. Simon, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Mitochondrial disorders in Parkinson's disease.

Jacob A. Sloane, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Multiple sclerosis and myelin biology.

Marion C. Stein, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Multiple sclerosis.

Daniel Tarsy, MD, Professor of Neurology, Vice Chairman for Administration, Head Division of Movement Disorders. Diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.

Andrew W. Tarulli, MD, Instructor in Neurology; Associate Director of Residency Program. Neuromuscular disorders.

Erik J. Uhlmann, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Clinical neuro-oncology.

Veronique G. van der Horst, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Movement disorders.

Rebecca Wells, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Alternative and complementary medicine in neurology.

Eric T. Wong, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Director of Brain Tumor Center. Neuro-oncology, therapy of primary brain tumors. 

Boston Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital is a primary and tertiary care facility of 325 beds serving as the largest referral center for pediatric patients in New England. There is a neurological service of approximately 10-15 beds, with an active turnover of patients and about 500-600 admissions per year. First-year residents are responsible for the care of these patients under the supervision of a third year pediatric neurology resident. The second year resident performs neurologic consultations on other services, particularly general pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, neonatology, and the emergency room. The active outpatient clinic meets daily. Dr. Scott Pomeroy is the Chief of Service and Chairman of the Department. The Department of Neurology at Children's Hospital is the largest child neurology faculty in the world, with more than 40 pediatric neurologists, a broad spectrum of clinical subspecialists, and an extensive neuroscience program.

Clinical Faculty

Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD, Bronson Crothers Associate Professor of Neurology, Department Chairman. Pediatric neuro-oncology

Joseph J. Volpe, MD, Bronson Crothers Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Chairman emeritus. Neonatal neurology; mechanisms of oligodendroglial injury.

Blaise Bourgeois, MD Professor of Neurology, Director, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. Pediatric epilepsy; pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs.

Basil Darras, MD, Professor of Neurology. Neuromuscular disorders.

Alan Leviton, MD, Professor of Neurology. Pediatric neuro-epidemiology.

Adré J. du Plessis, MBBCh, Associate Professor of Neurology. Fetal and neonatal neurology.

Elizabeth Engle, MD, Professor of Neurology. Neurogenetics.

Richard Ferber, MD, Associate Professor. Pediatric sleep disorders.

Michael Rivkin, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Pediatric stroke and cognitive development.

David K. Urion, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Behavioral neurology.

Norberto Alvarez, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. General pediatric neurology.

Ann Marie Bergin, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology

David Coulter, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology. Mental retardation, ethics.

Peter Kang, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Disorders of peripheral nerve, EMG.

Alissa Lebel, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology. Pain.

Mark Libenson, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Epilepsy and clinical EEG.

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Tuberous sclerosis, molecular mechanisms of neural development.

Janet Soul, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Neonatal neurology, neuroprotection in neonatal seizures.

Max Takeoka, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Neuroimaging in epilepsy.

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Neuro-oncology and neurofibromatosis.

Irina Anselm, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Mitochondrial disorders.

Catherine Chapman, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Behavioral neurology.

Paul Chervin, MD, Instructor in Neurology. General pediatric neurology.

Michel Fayad, MD, Instructor in Neurology. General pediatric neurology.

Omar Khwaja, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Neurogenetics and dysmorphology.

J. Thomas Megerian, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology. Learning disabilities, behavioral neurology.

Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Neuroepidemiology.

Anna Minster, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Headache.

Ann Poduri, MD, Instructor in Neurology. Genetics of focal cortical dysplasia.

Eugene Roe, MD, Instructor in Neurology. General pediatric neurology

Alex Rotenberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epilepsy.

Cynthia Rooney, MD, Instructor in Neurology. General pediatric neurology.

Alcy Torres, MD, Instructor in Neurology. General pediatric neurology.