The Department of Neurology integrates compassionate care with state-of-the-art research and rigorous medical training. Our expert subspecialty care is aided by the latest medical technology, from life-saving intervention for acute brain trauma to skillful management of chronic illnesses. Learn more.
Guided by the needs of our patients, our mission is to be the preeminent academic neurology department in the US by: providing outstanding clinical care while rapidly discovering new treatments to reduce and eliminate the devastating impact of neurological disorders; training the very best neurologists and scientists of the future, and improving the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.
Our core values are excellence in service, innovation, education, and neuroscience research in the field of neurology. We value:
- Excellence in patient care everyday
- Outstanding service to our patients, their families and our referring healthcare providers
- Access to clinical care for all patients at the right time, in the right place, by the right clinician
- Seamless integration of research and clinical care for the benefit of our patients
- Basic research that advances science and increases our understanding of the nervous system and its functions
- Efficient and rapid translation of laboratory advances to patient care
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Education and mentorship for all our trainees and staff.
- Attacking Alzheimer’s – Chronicle Episode – Featuring MGH Investigator Rudy Tanzi, PhD
- “Understanding Brain Tumors” – quotes MGH physician Tracy Batchelor
- An Unnerving Enigma: New Clues to Fibromyalgia’s Origins could Crack the Case of Chronic Pain – featuring Anne Oaklander, MD.
- Facing Alzheimer's Disease – link to audio of program featuring MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi and
- Telestroke Hits the Mainstream, but Can Other Specialties Follow Suit? – quotes MGH physician, Lee Schwamm
- Slow Progress Treating ALS – quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz
- Top Docs Q&A: Alice Flaherty – Boston Magazine
- Hundreds take part in ALS Walk – Plattsburg (N.Y.) Press Republican quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz
- Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging – New York Times quotes MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
- Young Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging –National Geographic online quotes MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
- Stroke: Improving stroke care in the ER – MedPage Today video report featuring MGH physician Natalia Rost
- Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein – Daily Beast quotes MGH/BWH investigator Reisa Sperling
- New hope for treating ALS – Harvard Gazette mentions clinical trial to be led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz
- What the nose knows – Holistic Health/Albany Times Union cites study led by MGH investigator Mark Albers
- New Alzheimer's Blood Test Focuses on Lipids
- Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease still years away
- Boston researcher receives $8 million to expand Alzheimer’s study White Coat
- High-Calorie Diet Could Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- High-calorie feeding may slow progression of ALS
- First Huntington disease prevention trial shows treatment safety, suggests slowing of presymptomatic progression