Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • EMG
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation
Medical Education
  • PhD, Northwestern University
  • MD, University of Milan-Medical School
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Sabrina Paganoni is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She obtained her MD degree at the University of Milan in Italy and a PhD in Neuroscience at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL).  She completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School in Boston (residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital).

Her clinical and research activities relate to her subspecialty interests of neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology (EMG), with a particular focus on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and the rehabilitation of neuromuscular diseases.  By combining her training in neuromuscular and rehabilitation medicine, she is interested in assisting people with neuromuscular diseases to maximize function and quality of life, and to reach their fullest potential despite the presence of a disability.

In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. Paganoni is actively engaged in clinical research.  Her research interests include exercise, nutrition and metabolism in ALS, PLS and other neuromuscular diseases. In addition, she is conducting research using biomarkers and advanced neuro-imaging techniques as tools to better understand these diseases. Dr. Paganoni is a recipient of the K12 Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Dr. Paganoni holds 3 Board Certifications (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine)

Dr. Paganoni is a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 820
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387
Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-5533

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