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Jeffrey Arle, MD, PhD, Joins Division of Neurosurgery at BIDMC

Specialist in movement disorders and epilepsy

  • Date: 8/22/2012
  • Phone: 617-632-7246

BOSTON - Jeffrey Arle, MD, PhD, has joined the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Neurosurgery in the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery as Associate Chief.

Arle comes to BIDMC from Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA where he was a senior staff neurosurgeon and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University. He also served as Lahey Clinic's Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Director of Neurosurgery Research.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Arle completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He subsequently completed a fellowship in epilepsy and movement disorder surgery at New York University. Arle also holds a doctorate degree in computational neuroscience from the University of Connecticut.

Arle provides treatment for patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, pain, complex spine disorders and brain tumors. He also cares for patients with neurovascular disease and traumatic injuries.

Arle's research interests include computational modeling and analysis of neural circuitry and function, specifically with regard to the effects of electrical stimulation on the nervous system. He's also interested in developing novel implantable devices for interfacing with the nervous system and deep brain stimulation for patients with movement disorders and pain.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and currently ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit