About Michelle Palumbo, MD

Dr. Michelle Palumbo is a pediatrician and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Palumbo joined the Lurie Center in August 2013, after completing a triple board residency program in Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University.

As a triple board trained physician, Dr. Palumbo treats both the medical and psychiatric aspects of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.  Dr. Palumbo works with the patients and their families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medications and other forms of therapies in order to address each individuals' and families' needs, as well as focusing on optimizing each individuals' and families' strengths and abilities.


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

Medical Education

  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan

American Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Palumbo is involved as  a co-investigator on a number of studies at the Lurie center including clinical medication trials evaluating the effectiveness of medications on psychiatric symptoms in autism spectrum disorder, and the relationship between autoimmunity and neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorder.


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