Clinical Interests
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Brain health
  • Neurology
Medical Education
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • 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.

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Dr. Nicholson, an Assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School, received her MD from George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed her Neurology Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She completed a Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a Clinical Research Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Her current clinical activities relate to her subspecialty interests in neuromuscular medicine and ALS. In addition to evaluating patients in the Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic and Comprehensive Neurology Clinic, she will also be involved in the MGH Brain Health Initiative.

Dr. Nicholson is actively engaged in clinical research. Her research strives to improve the diagnostic delay in ALS, explore the role of the microbiome in ALS, and characterize clinical interventions and associated outcomes in people with ALS. Additionally, she is interested in identifying biomarkers to better diagnose, track disease progression, and predict prognosis in people with ALS.

Dr. Nicholson is board certified in Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.


Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-3914
Fax: 617-724-7290