The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital as part of the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of patients who have problems with memory, executive functions, attention, language, emotion, or behavior due to disease, injury, or developmental disorders of the central nervous system. Patients receive the highest standard of neurological, psychiatric, and social work care for the treatment of their conditions.
Our Boston Neurology Memory Disorder Unit provides a state-of-the-art diagnostic workup and treatment of all forms of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Our Alzheimer's disease Clinical Research program provides the opportunity for individuals to become involved in clinical trials testing potential treatments for Alzeimer's disease, neuroimaging, and related studies for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology offers expertise in several fields of neurology.
Our services include:
Behavioral Neurology – Evaluation by a neurologist with special expertise in higher cortical functions, who assesses and integrates neurologic, medical, and neuropsychological information to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.
Neuropsychology – Evaluation by a psychologist with specialized training in the neurological foundations of cognition, behavior, and emotion, who provides a detailed assessment of cognitive and psychological function for the purpose of diagnosis and rehabilitation.
Neuropsychiatry – Evaluation by a psychiatrist with specialized training in brain behavior relationships, who assess psychiatric and behavioral symptoms due to brain lesions leading to areas of dysfunction and then develops psychopharmacological and behavioral intervention strategies.
Social Work – Evaluation by a social worker who specializes in the psychosocial issues related to neurological conditions and provides patient and family advocacy, appropriates resources and benefits, lifespan planning, and supportive counseling.
Meet the Team
Kirk Daffner, MD, Chief, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Diler Acar, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Brendon Boot, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Mark Eldaief, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Keith Johnson, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Gad Marshall, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Scott McGinnis, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Jeremiah Scharf, MD, PhD, Behavioral Neurologist
Dennis Selkoe, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Reisa Sperling, MD, Behavioral Neurologist
Christopher Wright, MD, PhD, Behavioral Neurologist
Seth Gale, MD, Behavioral Neurology Fellow
Jessica Harder, MD, Behavioral Neurology Fellow
Shreya Raj, MD, Behavioral Neurology Fellow
Laura Safar, MD, Director, Neuropsychiatry
Gaston Baslet, MD, Neuropsychiatrist
Nancy Donovan, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Jane Epstein, MD, Neuropsychiatrist
Melissa Frumin, MD, MS, Neuropsychiatrist
Olivia Okereke, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist
John Sullivan, MD, Neuropsychiatrist
Seth Gale, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow
Jessica Harder, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow
David Perez, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow
Shreya Raj, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow
Aaron Nelson, PhD, ABPP, Chief, Neuropsychology
Rebecca Amariglio, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Lindsay Barker, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Pamela Friedman, PsyD, Neuropsychologist
Clare Humphreys, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Mary-Ellen Meadows, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist
Dorene Rentz, PsyD, Neuropsychologist
Meghan Searl, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist
Britt Carlson Emerton, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Thomas Laudate, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Kathryn Papp, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Kim Willment, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Jeffrey Robbins, LICSW
Eileen Salmanson, LICSW
Paige Van Norstrand, LICSW
Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar Series
The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar Series presents topics that transcend or lie at the borders of traditional brain-based disciplines, and/or are of interest to professionals from multiple brain/mind related fields. Speakers are recruited from a variety of disciplines in order to present diverse perspectives on brain/mind function. Continuing education credits are available for physicians and psychologists. The seminar series is sponsored by the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine, an interdisciplinary program at BWH that includes cognitive neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, social workers, and researchers from the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry.
Behavioral Neurology/ Neuropsychiatry Fellowship- Our fellowship program provides intensive training in both classical and newly developing approaches to cognitive and behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry. Fellows learn how to comprehensively evaluate and treat patients with complex neurobehavioral and emotional problems associated with a range of disorders, including dementia, stroke, head trauma, epilepsy, brain tumors, M.S., and developmental syndromes. See Program Graduates and Trainees for past years' fellows.
Current Clinical Trials and Research Studies
The Division includes an active clinical research unit focused on early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive changes in aging. The group conducts FDA- and NIH-sponsored clinical trials of potential new therapies for Alzheimer's disease, as well as brain imaging, brain function, and neuropsychological studies in aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
For information, please call (617) 732-8085.
For information, please call (617) 732-8869.
Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
221 Longwood Avenue
Mezzanine Floor, M80
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-8060
Fax: (617) 738-9122
Clinic Hours 8:30am - 5pm
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