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Jeremiah M. Scharf, MD, PhD

  • Director, Neurology Tic Disorders Clinic


Accepting New Patients


To make a tourettes syndrome clinic appointment, call 617-726-5532.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Tic disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Tourette syndrome
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • 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 - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Scharf is a behavioral neurologist and tic disorder specialist as well as a clinical researcher in molecular genetics. He completed his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, his M.D. from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) at Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University, where he studied neurogenetics under Dr. Louis Kunkel. Following his neurology residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals, Dr. Scharf completed subspecialty training in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at the Brigham Behavioral Neurology Group as well as a research fellowship in the PNGU under Dr. David Pauls. He specializes clinically in disorders that lie at the interface between neurology and psychiatry, particularly in Tourette Syndrome (TS) and related conditions. His research efforts focus on the genetic underpinnings of TS as well as exploration of heritable subphenotypes of this disorder that might prove useful for future research studies and clinical trials. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the TSA International Consortium for Genetics (TSAICG), a team of clinicians and molecular geneticists dedicated to identifying susceptibility genes for TS. Dr. Scharf has received research grants from the Tourette Syndrome Association, American Academy of Neurology Foundation and the National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH).

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Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-5532617-724-9234
Fax: 617-726-4101

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