Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (617) 732-8060
Kirk Daffner, MD, Director
The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology 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 neurologic, psychiatric, and social work care for the treatment of their conditions.
Visit the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology for more information.
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders (617) 732-7547
Barbara Dworetzky, MD, Chief of the BWH Division of Epilepsy, EEG and Sleep Neurology
The Epilepsy Service provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of patients with known or suspected sleep and/or seizure disorders. Available studies include polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing and long-term video-EEG monitoring, performed in a state-of-the-art, computerized laboratory. All relevant medical and surgical specialties, including neurology, pulmonary medicine, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, neuroendocrinology, radiology and psychiatry, are involved in patient care, as are ancillary services such as neuropsychology, nursing and social work.
Visit the Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program for more information.
General Neurology (617) 732-7432
Thomas Walshe, MD, Chief, Division of General Neurology
The Division of General Neurology's highly skilled neurologists provide consultative, evaluation, and management services for patients with general neurologic disorders. With healthcare moving in the direction of increased specialized care, it is important to maintain a General Neurology program that can unify the Department with common goals of comprehensive patient care.
Visit the Division of General Neurology's webpage.
Headache and Facial Pain (617) 983-7580
Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Headache and Pain
Paul Rizzoli, MD, Director, John R. Graham Headache Center
The John R. Graham Headache Center, based at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, provides consultation services for patients with chronic, disabling headache conditions. The Center has particular expertise in migraine, tension-type and cluster headaches. Evaluation and treatment recommendations provided to referring clinicians emphasize the use of headache-specific treatments rather than general pain medications. Emphasis is placed on further prevention of headaches, for which non-pharmacological treatment or medications may be recommended.
Visit the John R. Graham Headache Center for more information.
Hospital Neurology (617) 617-732-7432
Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Hospital Neurology
The Division of Hospital Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) was founded in 2011. It consist of a dedicated team of skilled Neuro-Hospitalist. Neuro-Hospitalists are experts in the inpatient care of patients with neurologic diseases. The Division has the first academic neuro-hospitalist service among Harvard Medical School's affiliated hospitals, and one of only a few such programs nationwide. It has grown to include a group of five neurologists who focus their clinical practice on providing accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of any disease arising from or affecting the nervous system.
Visit the Hospital Neurology website for more information.
Movement Disorder (617) 525-5504
The Movement Disorder Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with a broad range of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Tremor, and Dystonia. Our team of physicians, nurses, and researchers is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. The Movement Disorder Program is a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and works with the Parkinson Study Group nationally.
Visit the Movement Disorder website for more information.
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology (617) 525-6550
Howard Weiner, MD, Co-Director
Samia J. Khoury, MD, Co-Director
Comprehensive evaluation of patients with multiple sclerosis is provided, including management, new and research treatments, and preventive care for complications secondary to multiple sclerosis.
Visit the Partners Mutiple Sclerosis Center:
Partners MS Center
Neuromuscular Diseases (617) 732-8046
The Neuromuscular Service provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, consultation and management of all neuromuscular disorders, including motor neuron diseases (ALS), peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis.
Visit the Neuromuscular Service website for more information.
Neurological Critical Care (617) 732-7432
Neurological Intensive Care is one of the newest and fastest-growing specialties in medicine today. The first academic Neuro-ICU's in the United States were established in the early 1980's. Many more specialized neurological ICU's exist in large proprietary hospitals throughout the country, with a primary focus on neurosurgical postoperative care.
Cancer Neurology (617) 632-2166
Patrick Wen, MD, Director
Center for Neuro-Oncology — PDF brochure
Vist the Cancer Neurology webite for more information.
Neuro-Ophthalmology (617) 732-7432
The Neuro-Ophthalmology service of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Neurology diagnoses and treats disorders involving the visual pathways and eye movements. A number of neurological conditions affect the areas of the brain devoted to vision. Disturbances of these important visual areas may produce debilitating symptoms, and often require high-quality, specialized care.
Vist the Neuro-Ophthalmology website for more information.
Performing Arts Clinic (617) 732-7432
The Performing Arts Clinic Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for musicians. Most patients are instrumental musicians with pain, numbness, tingling, or incoordination of the upper extremities, shoulders or neck. Diagnostic evaluations include detailed history, physical examination, and observation of performance.
Visit the Performing Arts Clinic website for more information.
Sleep Disorder Services (617) 983-7580
The Division of Sleep Neurology within the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals offers a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of all sleep disorders. It has a particular focus on the relationship between sleep disorders and neurological disorders (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)) and migraines.
Visit the Sleep Disorder website.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center (617) 732-7432
The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with transient ischemic attack, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, aneurysm, and arteriovenous malformations; medical and surgical treatments; diagnostic testing; and access to evolving treatment modalities.
Partners TeleStroke Center (617) 724-3999
Through a telemedicine link, stroke specialists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital can examine patients at remote hospitals to help diagnose the patient's ailment and recommend a plan of care. By joining the Partners TeleStroke network, your hospital can receive 24-hour acute stroke expertise-on-demand.
For more information, please visit:
Partners TeleStroke Center
Women's Neurology Program
Our focus is on sex differences in medical evaluation, diagnosis, implementation of treatment, and care. We consider how hormonal and reproductive changes throughout a woman’s lifespan, including pregnancy and menopause, as well as use of oral contraceptives and assisted reproduction, impact neurological health and disease. We have established this program to raise awareness of issues specific to women with neurological disease, to build a clinical resource and referral base for patients and other physicians, and to build research collaborations looking at sex differences in neurological disease.
For more information, please visit:
Women's Neurology Program
Online Specialty Consultations
Partners Online Specialty Consultations is a health care consultation service provided by physicians at Partners hospitals, to physicians in conjunction with their patients. Physicians and patients, nationwide, may arrange remote specialty consultations to support their care by accessing the expertise of our neurologists.
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