The Functional Neurology Clinic at Boston Medical Center provides consultations in the outpatient setting for patients with Motor Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). Our clinic encompasses a full range of diagnostic testing to provide clear and confident diagnoses. Our board-certified neurologists are experts in managing functional weakness, functional gait disorder, functional tremor, and functional seizures/psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. We accept internal and external referrals from neurologists and non-neurologists for patients with suspected functional disorders. 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Psychogenic non-epilepsy seizures/Functional seizures
  • Functional tremors and other functional movement disorders
  • Functional weakness
  • Functional gait  

Diagnostics

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Skin and muscle biopsy
  • MRI, neuromuscular ultrasound, and other imaging modalities

Contact Us

Neurology Department

Specialty Clinics

Neurology

The Neurology Department offers a full spectrum of neurological care, including examination, diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, comprehensive follow-up, and rehabilitation recommendations for disorders of the nervous system.

Our Team

Katelyn C Bird, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Functional Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Botulinum Toxin injections for movement disorders

Additional Resources

Special Programs

Our specialists work closely with psychologists, cognitive therapists, and physical therapists at Boston Medical Center and in the community to provide support for our patients.

How to Refer a Patient

Referring providers may fax referrals to 617-638-6756.

Research Overview

Education and Training

Medical students, neurology residents, and psychiatry residents with special interest in functional neurology are invited to participate in clinical experiential opportunities and to become involved in research.  

Research

Our group is engaged in both retrospective and prospective research on functional neurological disorders to learn how to best serve our special population. Much of the research in this field has not been representative of the social, racial, and ethnic diversity of this disorder. By elucidating variabilities in disease presentation and response to treatments among our diverse patient population, we hope to define best practices that ultimately lead to improved patient care.