About Michael Parsons, PhD

Michael W. Parsons, PhD joined the Pappas Neuro-Oncology Center and Department of Psychiatry in 2017. He has 20 years of experience as a neuropsychologist and has specialized in the area of cancer and cognition for the past 10 years.  He provides neuropsychological evaluations for adults with cancer, addressing the cognitive issues that are caused by cancer and its treatment. These evaluations assist in diagnosis and treatment of medical and psychological conditions that affect brain function.  His research involves the use of cognitive assessments and advanced brain imaging techniques to study the brain. These studies seek to understand cancer affects neural systems and the efficacy of treatment for these problems. Dr. Parsons is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology.


Mass General Psychology Assessment Center
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-3997

Medical Education

  • Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin

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  • Parsons M & Vogel S. Assessment of Functional Status After Neurosurgical Intervention. In: Neurosurgical Neuropsychology. Pearson C, Ecklund-Johnson E, & Gale S (Eds). (In Press) Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Parsons M, Das P, & Recinos P. Neurosurgery for Meningiomas. In: Physician’s Field Guide to Neuropsychology: Collaborative Instruction . Sanders, K (Ed). (In Press) Springer

     Wefel JS, Parsons MW, Gondi V, & Brown P.  Neurocognitive Aspects Including Radiation Complications. In: Handbook of Clinical Neurology – 3rd Edition: Metastatic Diseases of the Nervous System. Schiff & van den Bent (Eds). (2018) Elsevier

      Dietrich, J & Parsons, M. Cognitive Dysfunction, Mood Disorders, and Fatigue.  In Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice – 3rd Edition. Schiff, D, Arrillaga, I, & Wen, P (Eds). (2017) Springer

     Kotecha R, Vogel S, Suh J, Barnett G, Murphy E, Reddy C, Parsons M, et al. A Cure is Possible: A Study of 10-Year Survivors of Brain Metastases. (2016) J Neuro-Onc, 129 (3): 545-555.

     Ahluwalia MS, Chao ST, Parsons MW, et al. Phase II trial of sunitinib... (2015) Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 124(3):485-91

     Moore HCF, Parsons MW, et al EEG Power Changes as a Correlate of Chemotherapy Associated Fatigue and Cognitive Dysfunction. (2014) Supp. Care in Cancer, 22(8), 2127-31

     Parsons, M (Ed) & Hammeke, T (Co-Ed). Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment. 3rd Edition.  (2014) APA: Washington, DC


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