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Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Degenerative nerve diseases impact balance, movement, talking, breathing, and the heart. Often these diseases are genetic and include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and spinal muscular atrophy.

Programs + Services


Pain Management Center

The Tufts MC Pain Management Center in downtown Boston specializes in eliminating or reducing chronic pain (particularly in the back and neck) and cancer pain.
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Neurodegenerative (Dementia) Disorders Program

Explore the Neurodegenerative Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston to learn more about treating degenerative brain disease and other types of dementia.
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Doctors + Care Team

Adriana Desillier, MD

Adriana Desillier, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), neuropathic pain, work related injuries, sports related injuries, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, rhizotomy, epidurals, opioid tapering, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, PTSD management via US guided stellate ganglion blocks, refractory VT treatment via US guided stellate ganglion block, refractory chronic plantar fasciitis

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Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD

Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Dementia Clinic; Neurologist; Associate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8015
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Vascular neurology, movement disorders, cognitive neurology, traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation

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Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Title(s): Director, Pain Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Anesthesiology, pain management

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Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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