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David L. Perez, MD


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To make a cognitive behavior unit appointment, call 617-726-2273.




Clinical Interests
  • Behavioral neurology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Functional Movement Disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • 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)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

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


David L. Perez M.D., M.M.S.c. is a faculty member in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Perez is the director of the Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic based within the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit and closely affiliated with the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In the MGH Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic, Dr. Perez provides specialized, integrated neurologic and psychiatric consultations for patients experiencing motor Functional Neurological Disorders, including individuals with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Functional Movement Disorders, and Functional Limb Weakness.

Dr. Perez is also the director of the MGH Functional Neurology Research Group, which is dedicated to the comprehensive clinical and neurobiological investigation of motor Functional Neurological Disorders. The laboratory uses advanced structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate biomarkers of symptom severity, disease-risk, subtype and prognosis across individuals with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Functional Movement Disorders and Functional Limb Weakness.

Dr. Perez is a dual trained and board certified neurologist-psychiatrist, and is a member of the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology, Frontotemporal/Memory Disorders and Neuropsychiatry Units at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Functional Neurological Disorder

After a young woman experiences unexplained leg weakness and loses her ability to walk, she is evaluated in the Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic at  Massachusetts General Hospital, led by Dr. David Perez.  

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events


Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Clinic
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2273
Fax: 617-724-0895
Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, Dept of Neurology
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-1728
Fax: 617-726-4102
Neuropyschiatry Clinic, Dept of Psychiatry
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-724-5600
Phone 2: 617-724-7792
Fax: 617-726-7541

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