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November 14, 2018

New Chair of Neurology Announced

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH, appointed chair of the Department of Neurology at Brigham Health

Following an extensive national search, Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology at Brigham Health, effective Dec. 1.                                                          

“We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Batchelor will be joining the Brigham,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, President of Brigham Health. “His leadership in the field, for which he has received multiple accolades, makes him the best choice to lead our Neurology Department. I am confident that he will build on the already outstanding reputation of our neurology program by enriching our high-quality patient care, driving research that leads to innovations in treatments and cures for neurologic diseases, and training the next generation of clinicians.”

Batchelor joins Brigham Health from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has served as executive director of the Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology and chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology at Mass General Cancer Center since 2001.

His primary field of clinical expertise relates to the therapy of malignancies of the central nervous system and neurologic complications of cancers. He has published extensively on the subject and has been a primary investigator on innovative clinical trials, both nationally and internationally.

Batchelor received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and his master’s in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his medicine internship, neurology residency and neuro-oncology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, MGH, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, respectively.

Batchelor succeeds Martin A. Samuels, MD, Chair Emeritus of the Brigham’s Department of Neurology and Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.