Neurology

Comprehensive Neurology Division

Part of the Neurology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, the General Neurology Program’s board-certified neurologists work with primary care physicians to diagnose and treat a wide variety of neurological conditions.
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Comprehensive Neurology: 617-726-8639

About this Program

The central purpose of Comprehensive Neurology (CN) is to serve patients referred to our academic tertiary care department and provide timely access to world class clinician-educator neurologists. Comprehensive Neurology provides outstanding care to patients with a broad spectrum of neurological disorders from the simple to the complex, for both common and rare diseases, and including those whose diagnoses have not been clear and for whom management has been difficult and complex. The Division maintains a particular focus on patients whose disorders do not fit clearly into established neurology subspecialties.

Creating a clinic with a broad spectrum focus and highly trained neurological “generalists”, was a response to the increase in subspecialty services and the simultaneous decrease in neurologists who can treat a broad range of disorders. Many patients referred to tertiary care centers are undiagnosed and therefore may be difficult to assign to a specific subspecialty clinic.

As an integral part of a large, world-class multi-specialty neurology department, CN faculty have ready access to subspecialty experts. However, the group does not function as a triage unit. The neurologists provide most of the needed care but also have access to subspecialty expertise when appropriate for consultation, or in some cases, for transfer of care. And, the process works in both directions as many patients are referred to Comprehensive Neurology from various other MGH Neurology clinics.

We believe that this concept of a Comprehensive Neurology practice is a sustainable and highly desirable innovation in contemporary academic tertiary care neurology and a model for broader application across the nation.

Our Doctors

  • Bowley, Michael P., MD, PhD

    617-726-8639

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurology
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Neuropathy
    • Electromyography
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Boston: Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
  • Brizzi, Kate T., MD

    617-726-5533

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Boston: Palliative Care Service
  • Chen, David W., MD

    617-726-8639

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurology
    • Headaches
    • Migraine
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Postherpetic neuralgia
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Pain Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology & Stroke Services
  • Cheng, Hsinlin T., MD, PhD

    617-643-8277

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Headaches
    • Neuropathic pain from nerve injury
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Postherpetic neuralgia
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Pain Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Chwalisz, Bart K., MD

    617-643-5533

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neuro-ophthalmic diseases
    • Vestibular and oculomotor systems
    • Ocular motility disorders
    • Ocular stroke
    • Brainstem and cranial nerve diseases
    • Dizziness and balance disorders
    • Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system
    • Autoimmune neurologic conditions
    • Optic neuritis
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuromyelitis optica
    • Neurology of infectious diseases including HIV-neurology
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Farhad, Khosro, MD

    617-726-8639

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Autonomic neuropathy
    • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Dover: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Coastal Neruology
  • Hunt, Ann L., DO

    617-724-6387

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurology
    • Movement disorders
    • Dystonia
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Kastin, Bruce R., MD

    617-726-8639

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurology
    • Dementia
    • Down syndrome
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Developmental disorders
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Lehrich, James Richard, MD

    617-726-7423

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Spinal Cord Diseases
    • Back pain
    • Neurology
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Matiello, Marcelo, MD

    617-726-3311

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuromyelitis optica
    • Transverse myelitis
    • Optic neuritis
    • Autoimmune neurologic conditions
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Oaklander, Anne Louise, MD, PhD

    617-726-8639

    Not Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Peripheral Nerve Diseases
    • Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Skin biopsy for diagnosing neurological diseases
    • Pediatric Neuromuscular disorders
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Parker, Stephen William, MD

    617-726-7423

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Balance and gait disorder
    • Otoneurology
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Reda, Haatem M., MD

    617-726-8639

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurology
    • Electromyography
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Medical education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
  • Wray, Shirley H., MD, PhD

    855-644-6387

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Neurovisual disorders
    • Ocular stroke
    • Ocular motility disorders
    • Optic neuritis
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates

Conditions & Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die, often resulting in symptoms such as impaired memory, thinking and behavior.

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

    Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures.

  • Headache

    A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. It is an unpredictable condition that can be relatively benign, disabling, or devastating.

  • Muscular Contraction and Tension Headaches

    Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Stress and muscle tension are often factors in tension type headaches.

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a complex, autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections. This causes problems with the voluntary muscles of the body, especially the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs.

  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes

    Neurocutaneous syndrome is a broad term for a group of neurologic disorders that can cause tumors to grow inside the brain, spinal cord, organs, skin and skeletal bones.

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease (PD or, simply, Parkinson's) is a slowly progressing, degenerative disease that is associated with symptoms such as tremor or trembling of the arms, jaw, legs and face, stiffness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.

  • Stroke

    Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted.

Contact

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General Neurology Program

Wang Ambulatory Care Center

15 Parkman Avenue, 7th Floor, Suite 720General Neurology Program Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-8639

Mailing Address

General Neurology Program
Mailcode: WACC 7-720
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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