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Andrew James Cole, MD

  • Director, MGH Epilepsy Service
  • Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
Medical Education
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency, Montreal Neurological Hospital
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|Fellowship, Montreal Neurological Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Andrew J. Cole is Director of the MGH Epilepsy Service, Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Dartmouth College Magna Cum Laude and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and then moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was Assistant Professor of Neurology. He came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992 where he started and developed the MGH Epilepsy Service and founded the MGH Pediatric Epilepsy Service. He has published extensively in clinical neurology, epilpesy, clinical neurophysiology and basic neuroscience. In addition to research and clinical work, Dr. Cole lectures frequently throughtout the United States and internationally, and has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions in the U.S.A. and abroad.

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News & Events

  • New device, new lease on life

    A newly developed implantable device aimed at treating adults with epilepsy gave 25-year-old Ashley Sherman back her life.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • New device brings hope to epilepsy patients

    After years of seizures, a new device gives one Mass General epilepsy patient a new lease on life.

  • The MGH Epilepsy Service – Where Complexity Meets Innovation

    A young Albanian architect found help for his seizure disorders thanks to a unique team of specialists from the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Will New Research Redefine Epilepsy?

    Recent research is challenging the traditional definition of epilepsy as an expression of increased excitability and firing of a group of neurons. This has major implications for clinical treatment.

  • The MGH Epilepsy Service – Where Complexity Meets Innovation

    When Elton, a young Albanian architect, couldn't find treatment for his disabling seizures in Albania, he traveled 500 miles to Austria to meet with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Epilepsy Service Director Andrew J. Cole, MD. Dr. Cole, in Austria on a business trip, felt Elton was a good candidate for surgery and brought his case back to his colleagues in Boston.


  • Epilepsy: The Road to a Cure

    A young man's quest to find a cure for his epileptic seizures takes him on a journey from Albania to Boston.

  • A young man recovers from seizures and coma

    The Neuro Critical Care Team’s excellence in service and innovation bring a young man back to life after epileptic seizures leave him comatose for five months. Features Dr. Rosand and Dr. Cole.


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