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Nazem (Nazem) Atassi, MD

  • Assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School


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To make a neuromuscular division appointment, call 617-726-3642.



Clinical Interests
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, Damascus University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Atassi, an Assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts, received his MD in 2002 from Damascus University and completed his Neurology training at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Atassi completed his Fellowship in Neuromuscular disorders and Clinical Trials at Massachusetts general Hospital. He received his Masters of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation in 2010 from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Atassi is Co- Chairman of the Spastic Paraplegia/Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) Task Force and he serves on the Advocacy subcommittee of the ALS Research Group (ALSRG). In 2010, Dr. Atassi received the MIT 100K Life Science Award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Primary Investigator for several research projects focusing on ALS clinical trials and Neuroimaging.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other Neurodegenerative Disorders.

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Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-3914
Fax: 617-726-6991

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