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David C. Dredge, MD

  • Co-Director, Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic


Accepting New Patients


Dr. Dredge is a general pediatric neurologist with experience diagnosing and managing a diverse spectrum of neurological disorders in children.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Hereditary peripheral neuropathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Neonatal neurology
  • Fetal neurology
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Headache disorders
  • Neurogenetics
  • Movement disorders
  • Tics/Tourette syndrome
  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral palsy
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS School of Medicine
  • Residency, Baystate Medical Center|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Northampton: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

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Dr. Dredge joined the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Pediatric Neurology in September 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Neurology and the  Director of Resident Education for Child Neurology.  Dr. Dredge was previously on staff at Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University, where he served as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Director of Student and Resident Education for the pediatric neurology department from 2009 to 2016.  In 2017 he was named the Co-Director of the MGH Pediatric Neuromuscular Program.

Dr. Dredge completed residency training in Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center and residency training in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Carleton College as an undergraduate.

Dr. Dredge is a general pediatric neurologist with a special interest in neuromuscular disorders.  He is an active participant in the care of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is the site director of the Certified Duchenne Care Center.  His additional clinical areas of interest include myasthenia gravis, hereditary neuropathies, fetal/neonatal neurology and epilepsy.   Areas of academic interest include Duchenne muscular dystrophy, neonatal seizures and sleep activated childhood epilepsy syndromes.

In his personal time, he spends time with his wife and 4 children, plays the guitar, plays nerdy card games and practices tai chi.

Research & Publications


Dredge DC, Krishnamoorthy KS. Neonatal Meningitis. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated September 7, 2012. Available at:

Dredge DC, Parsons EC, Carter LP, Staley KJ. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome treated with intravenous immunoglobulin.  Pediatric Neurology 2010; 43: 65-69.

News & Events

  • Clinician teachers help move careers and the field forward

    David Dredge, MD, and Danielle Pier, MD, are leading the next generation of trainees, fostering their careers through evidence-based education. The roles as clinician teachers, which are unique to Pediatric Neurology, recognize the importance of education in moving both the field and trainees’ careers forward.


Pediatric Neurology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-0039
Fax: 617-726-7860
Cooley Dickinson Medical Group
22 Atwood Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 617-726-0039
Fax: 617-724-7860

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