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Stephen (Steve) N. Gomperts, MD, PhD


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Clinical Interests
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Dementia with lewy bodies
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration (CBD)
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General 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
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • 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
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Stephen Gomperts, MD , PhD was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He attended medical school and graduate school in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed residency in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He subsequently completed a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as clinical fellowships in Memory Disorders and Movement Disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He continues to see patients in both the Memory Disorders Unit and the Movement Disorders Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and pursues clinical and basic neuroscience research focused on normal brain function and its failure in Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Parkinson's disease.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Gomperts's clinical and basic research focuses on Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Alzheimer's disease. In human studies, he explores the basis for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and the related diseases progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal syndrome with PET imaging of pathogenic processes, such as the accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau and the loss of dopamine neurons projecting to brain regions that subserve cognition. In animal models, he uses large scale, multi-electrode recordings of brain cell activity together with optogenetic tools to investigate normal brain function and strategies to restore brain function in Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Alzheimer's disease.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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