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Stephen (Steve) N. Gomperts, MD, PhD

617-726-1728

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Overview

Departments

Neurology

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
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
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

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Stephen Gomperts, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school and graduate school in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco before completing his Neurology residency in the Harvard Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and clinical fellowships in Movement Disorders and Memory Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital. He sees patients in both the Movement Disorders Unit and the Memory Disorders Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His lab focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, contrasted with normal brain function, using multiple single eletrode recording techniques and optogenetic strategies in animal models, and PET molecular imaging in humans.

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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.
Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Contact

Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-726-1728
Phone 2: 617-726-5532
Fax: 617-726-4101
Additional Location: MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, 114 16th Street, Suite 2004, Charlestown, MA 02129:
http://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1066

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