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Michelle L. Palumbo, MD


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Michelle Palumbo, MD is a pediatrician and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Neurogenetic Syndromes
Medical Education
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Michelle Palumbo is a pediatrician and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Palumbo joined the Lurie Center in August 2013, after completing a triple board residency program in Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University.
As a triple board trained physician, Dr. Palumbo treats both the medical and psychiatric aspects of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.  Dr. Palumbo works with the patients and their families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medications and other forms of therapies in order to address each individuals' and families' needs, as well as focusing on optimizing each individuals' and families' strengths and abilities.

In addition to her work at the Lurie Center, Dr. Palumbo will be spending time at the Charlestown MGH Health Center where she will provide education and consultation to the providers and staff on the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities in a primary care setting. 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Palumbo is involved as  a co-investigator on a number of studies at the Lurie center including clinical medication trials evaluating the effectiveness of medications on psychiatric symptoms in autism spectrum disorder, and the relationship between autoimmunity and neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorder.

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Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington MA, 02421-3114
Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

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