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William (Bill) S. David, MD, PhD

  • Director, Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center, MGH
  • Director, EMG Laboratory, MGH
  • Associate Program Director, Harvard Partners Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Training Program


Accepting New Patients


To make a neuromuscular division appointment, call 617-726-3642.



Clinical Interests
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • EMG
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Botox (botulinum toxin injections)
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Lahey Clinic
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • 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
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • 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. Bill David is the Director of the EMG Laboratory and Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as the Associate Program Director for the Harvard Partners Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program.  He is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

His research, clinical activities and educational/administrative pursuits have centered on his subspecialty interests of neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology (EMG), with a particular focus on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

At MGH, he is an active participant in the ALS clinic and directs the Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center, which encompasses the EMG laboratory, the neuromuscular clinics, an infusion suite, a skin and muscle biopsy program, an autonomic laboratory and a  botulinum toxin program for the treatment for dystonia and spasticity.

Dr. David is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), American Neurological Association (ANA) and serves on the Board of Directors for the National ALS Research Group the Scientific Advisory Board for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.


Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 820
Boston, MA 02114
Phone 1: 617-724-3914
Phone 2: 617-643-2085
Fax: 617-726-2019

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