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William T. Curry, MD

  • Co-Director, Mass General Neuroscience
  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology


Accepting New Patients


Dr. Curry is an attending in the Department of Neurosurgery and in the Pappas Center for Neuro-oncology. He provides surgical care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the brain, skull-base, and spine.



Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Brain tumors
  • Cranial base surgery / Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Immunotherapy for brain tumors
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
Medical Education
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - 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.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Dr. William Curry is an attending in the Department of Neurosurgery and in the Pappas Center for Neuro-oncology. He provides surgical care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the brain, skull-base, and spine.

Dr. Curry is a graduate of Harvard College, attended Cornell University Medical College in New York City and trained in Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been on the neurosurgical faculty at Mass General Hospital since 2004. He is a national leader in the neurosurgical care of patients with tumors of the brain, skull-base, and spine. He is highly skilled in both open and endoscopic/minimally invasive techniques and is known for his ability to handle the most advanced surgical challenges. Dr. Curry leads and participates in multiple clinical trials for patients with brain tumors and is particularly interested in the development of cellular and immune-based therapies for malignant tumors. He is an integral part of the Pappas Center for Neuro-oncology, the MGH/MEEI Cranial Base Center, and the Harris Chordoma Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

News & Events

  • Developing a diverse workforce

    “While clinicians have an opportunity to affect the lives of the thousands of patients they serve throughout their career, a physician-scientist has the potential to influence millions of lives – directly and indirectly – through the implications of their research, which transcend the length of their career.”

  • Cranial Base Endoscopic Surgery

    Advances in endoscopic equipment, and constant honing of surgical technique have improved patient outcomes for scull base tumors.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013

    In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

  • Lunder OR iMRI milestone

    On Aug. 1, MGH staff performed the first surgical case in the Lunder Building using intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI).

  • Making "A Shot for Life"

    MGH Hotline 4.29.11 Most people would be tired after playing basketball for more than an hour.

  • Q&A with William Curry Jr., MD

    William Curry Jr., MD, an MGH neurosurgeon, answers some questions about "Boston Med."


Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3779
Fax: 617-726-3365

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