About David Perez, MD, MSC

David L. Perez MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANPA, FAPA, FANA is board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, and is a full-time faculty member in the Massachusetts General Hospital Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Perez is an Associate Professor of Neurology and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Perez is the Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Behavioral Neurology & Integrated Brain Medicine. He is also the Founding Director of the multidisciplinary Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Unit and FND Research Group. Dr. Perez has published over 140 articles - the majority in the fields functional neurological disorder, brain imaging research, and behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry. He has co-edited two textbooks on functional neurological disorder. Dr. Perez is affiliated with the MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and is also a member Neuropsychiatry Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital.


Functional Neurological Disorder

After a young woman experiences leg weakness and loses her ability to walk, she is evaluated in the Functional Neurological Disorder Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, led by Dr. David Perez.

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Mass General Neurology: Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Suite 835
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2273

Medical Education

  • MD, New York University Medical Center - Office of Graduate Medical Education
  • Residency, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Brigh
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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