About Stephen Gomperts, MD, PhD

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 is the Director of the Lewy Body Dementia Unit and also sees patients in both the Movement Disorders Unit and the Memory Disorders Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on Parkinson’s disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Alzheimer’s disease, contrasted with normal brain function, using animal models of disease and PET molecular imaging in humans.

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Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
617-726-1728
617-726-5532
Fax: 617-726-4101

Medical Education

  • MD, PhD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Research

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 disease processes responsible for Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and the related diseases progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome with brain PET imaging, visualizing 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 pharmacology, multi-electrode recordings of brain cell activity, and optogenetic tools to investigate normal brain function and develop strategies to restore brain function in Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Alzheimer's disease.

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