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Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. Meningitis can be viral or bacterial.

Programs + Services


Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

The Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides a range of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services.
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Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Infectious Disease Clinic provides compassionate care to patients for a wide range of conditions through both our general clinic and several comprehensive subspecialty clinics.
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Neurocritical Care Program

Learn about the Neurocritical Care Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston that provides treatment for prolonged seizure, hemorrhagic stroke and more.
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Doctors + Care Team

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

Title(s): Neurologist-in-Chief; Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Stroke

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Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Neurovascular Surgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8200
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial atherosclerosis, arterial dissection

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Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Title(s): Medical Director, Neurosciences Critical Care Unit; Program Director, Neurology Residency and Neurocritical Care Fellowship; Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neurocritical care

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

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.

Read about our enduring history