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. Patients receive the latest in therapies and treatments based on research that is ongoing at BMC. We have advanced clinical expertise in all neurology sub-specialties.

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Specialty Clinics

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Memory Disorders

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Memory Disorders Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients as well as a full range of diagnostic testing. Our interdisciplinary group of board certified neurologists, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists and speech pathologists are highly trained and dedicated to the assessment and management of patients with disorders of behavior, cognition, memory, and language.

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

The Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients with sports-related neurological injuries in addition to other traumatic injuries, such as motor vehicle collisions, falls, and assault.

Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Program at Boston Medical Center provides comprehensive consultation for patients within the clinic and hospital setting. We are a Level 4 Epilepsy Center as reported in US News and World Report.

General Neurology

The General Neurology Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for outpatients on a wide breadth of neurological diagnoses. General neurologists practice comprehensive neurology, a designation covering a wide range of conditions that affect the nervous system.

Hospital Neurology

The Division of Hospital Neurology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hospitalized patients with complex neurologic disorders.

Interventional Neuroradiology

The Interventional Neuroradiology Program at Boston Medical Center offers minimally invasive diagnostic imaging and treatment for conditions that affect the brain, neck, and spinal cord.

Multiple Sclerosis

Our board certified neurologists at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Boston Medical Center are accepting new patients. Through a comprehensive assessment of symptoms, we provide same-day diagnosis to immediately rule out MS, or to initiate a personalized treatment plan developed by our multidisciplinary specialty team.

Neurocritical Care

The Neurocritical Care Program at Boston Medical Center provides expert intensive care in our Neurocritical Care ICU. Our closed-door neurocritical care unit is staffed by board-certified neurointensivists and specialty-trained nurse practitioners to deliver cutting edge emergency neurological care, with 24/7 inpatient hospital coverage.

Neuroinfectious Diseases

The Neuroinfectious Diseases Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients with a wide breadth of infections in the central nervous system.

Neuromuscular Disorder

The Neuromuscular Disorder Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients as well as a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing modalities.

Neuropsychology

The Neuropsychology Program at Boston Medical Center provides in-depth cognitive and psychological evaluations. Patients are often referred for neuropsychological symptoms due to memory difficulties, mood disorders, learning disorders, and neuropsychological symptoms due to medical illness.

Neurosarcoidosis

Neurosarcoidosis is a complex, chronic inflammatory disorder that may affect any single part of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Through comprehensive neurological exams, modern complementary testing and periodic multi-disciplinary case conferences with other specialists from the Sarcoidosis Center (pulmonologists, cardiologists, neuroradiologists), the neurologists from the Neurosarcoidosis Clinic at Boston Medical Center aim to provide excellent care for all possible forms of neurosarcoidosis. 

Pain, Headache, and Interventional Pain

The Pain, Headache, and Interventional Pain Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients as well as a full range of therapeutic options. For nearly ten years, our group has been at the forefront of pain management.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program offers consultation, expertise and comprehensive care to individuals with neurological movement disorders. Ongoing, long-term care delivered by an interdisciplinary team of specialists provides patients with individualized care and access to the newest developments in treatment. Our team includes Neurologists who are Movement Disorder Specialists, nurses and rehabilitation specialists. 

Sleep Disorders

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited Sleep Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for individuals with a full range of sleep problems.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

Boston Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center offers a full spectrum of clinical and academic services to provide contemporary treatment for patients with brain, carotid and spinal vascular diseases.

Our Team

Epilepsy Specialists

Maria Stefanidou, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

General Neurology Specialists

Kerin A Flanagan, NP

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Special Interests

Multiple sclerosis

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Interventional Pain and Headache Specialists

Michael D Perloff, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Sunali Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Special Interests

Chronic Axial Pain, Neuropathic pain, Pain Education, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain

Shuhan Zhu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Memory and Behavioral Neurology Specialists

Sanford H Auerbach, MD

Director, Sleep Disorders Center; Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program Associate Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Boston University School of Medicine

Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Specialists

Marie-Helene Saint-Hilaire, MD

Medical Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Katelyn C Bird, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Ludy C Shih, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Special Interests

Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, Tremor Disorders, Dystonia, Deep Brain Stimulation

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Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Specialists

Pria Anand, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Neuro-infectious Diseases Specialists

Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Director of Neurocritical Care & Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
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Pria Anand, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Neuropsychology Specialists

Neuromuscular Specialists

Michelle Y Kaku, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Neurocritical Care Specialists

Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Director of Neurocritical Care & Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
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Neuro-oncology Specialist

Shama Farooq, MD

Sleep Disorders Specialists

Sanford H Auerbach, MD

Director, Sleep Disorders Center; Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program Associate Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Boston University School of Medicine

Stroke Specialists

Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Director of Neurocritical Care & Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
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Thanh Nguyen, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Jose R Romero, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Ma

Traumatic Brain Injury and Sports Medicine Specialists

Additional Information

Global Health Initiative

The Department of Neurology’s Global Health Initiative provides opportunities for residents and attending physicians to provide neurological care in developing nations. The Initiative includes a Global Health Track for residents with formal presentations on global health neurology and opportunities in field experience and research.

Learn More about the BMC Global Health Initiative

Department News

When to Worry About Your Headaches

Dr. Perloff and Dr. Zhu discuss available treatment options for headaches, when to worry if it is something more serious and that if they begin to have a negative impact on your every day life, that…

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Research Overview

The Department of Neurology at Boston Medical Center conducts world-class basic science, translational, and clinical research. Physicians and scientists collaborate via nationally and locally funded research programs to develop the latest in neurological diagnostics and therapies.

Learn more about neurology research at BMC

Residency and Fellowship Information

Neurology Subspecialty Fellowships

The Department of Neurology at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and has a long and distinguished history in both the academic and clinical arenas. To learn about our fellowship programs, please visit the Neurology Subspecialty Fellowships website.

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