About Ann Neumeyer, MD

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Dr. Ann Neumeyer, Medical Director of the Lurie Center for Autism and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, is a child neurologist with over 20 years of experience diagnosing and caring for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

As Medical Director, Dr. Neumeyer develops and directs initiatives to enhance and expand the clinical services of the Lurie Center for individuals with ASD across the lifespan.  She is co-founder and co-director of the first Phelan McDermid clinic at the Lurie Center. 

Dr. Neumeyer focuses on improving the lives of patients with ASD and their families far beyond the Lurie Center.  She coordinates autism related care programs with other clinical and research programs throughout Massachusetts General Hospital.  Outside the hospital, Dr. Neumeyer's leadership role as an advocate for patients with ASD and their families has been recognized through her appointment to the Massachusetts  Governor's Autism Council Subcommittee for School Aged Children. Dr. Neumeyer is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Autism Treatment Network's Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), a collaboration of North American academic medical centers.  Her clinical research interests focus on medical issues in individuals with autism as well studying bone development in children with autism.


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Mass General Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 781-860-1700

Medical Education

  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Dr. Neumeyer's research relates to understanding medical issues which occur with autism spectrum disorders and to systematically develop and assess treatment processes to improve the patient and family experience with the medical system.  She is a co-Principal Investigator for the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), a national and international network of academic sites, looking at sleep, gastrointestinal and neurological disorders experienced by many Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) children and adolescents.  With funding from HRSA/The Autism Intervention Research Project she has published the first studies showing  that bone is not properly developed or mineralized in boys with autism and that this may be due to less exercise as well as nutritional and other factors . 


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