Division of Autonomic Neurology

About the Division of Autonomic Neurology

Peter Novak, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Autonomic Neurology and Director of the Autonomic Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a board-certified neurologist and a board-certified autonomic specialist. He is a member of American Academy of Neurology, American Autonomic Society and a member of Autonomic Board of United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).

He graduated from medical school in Bratislava, Slovakia and completed his neurology residency at the Ohio State University. He also completed postdoctoral studies focusing on cardiovascular and autonomic research at Charles University (Prague), University of Montreal, McGill University (Montreal) and Mayo Clinic. He has special interests in autoimmune, small fiber and autonomic neuropathies, autoimmune, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and multiple system atrophy. He has written over 70 papers and presented at numerous conferences.

The Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital comprises a diverse yet integrated array of specialized clinical services, including evaluation and management of both inpatients and outpatients, second opinions for complex cases, diagnostic testing and care for the most critically ill.

This collaborative approach enables our team to provide patients with the care they need in a comprehensive and patient focused approach, providing a greater measure of safety, convenience and satisfaction.

Our mission is to provide the best neurological care to patients and their families, create new methods for evaluation and management of neurological diseases and train the next generation of practitioners and academic neurologists.

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