About the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work closely to diagnose and treat patients experiencing language, memory and emotional problems resulting from injuries to or diseases of the brain and other disorders. Our staff has expertise in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology and social work.

Under the leadership of Kirk R. Daffner, MD, our experienced team of over 35+ board-certified physicians and licensed social workers provides patients with the best possible care, offering diagnostic evaluations, including laboratory tests and neuroimaging, as well as family support. The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology is part of BWH’s Center for Brain/Mind Medicine, a clinical and research effort that also includes a fellowship program in behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry.

Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology?

  • Multidisciplinary, integrated approach that incorporates specialists in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, and social work.
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing for neurologic conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism, Asperger syndrome and learning disabilities.
  • Individualized treatment for cognitive and neuropsychiatric difficulties secondary to Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, brain tumor, cerebrovascular disease, seizures and epilepsy.
  • Clinical Care Program of The Alzheimer Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic workup and treatment of all forms of dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
  • Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment assesses promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease through clinical trials and research to improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Fellowship in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology for physicians with residency training in neurology or psychiatry.
  • Continuing education for professionals in neuroscience fields through the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar Series.

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