Michelle Palumbo, MD is a pediatrician and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Neurogenetic Syndromes
Medical Education
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
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 - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender


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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114
Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766