Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury involves a severe blow or hit that damages the brain. Half of all traumatic brain injuries are from falls.

Programs + Services


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Tufts MC in Boston offers expert, personalized care for people with disabilities and severe injuries.
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Neurocritical Care Program

The Neurocritical Care Program is located in downtown Boston. Our expertise focuses on treating and helping someone cope with a major brain injury or illness.
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Doctors + Care Team

Ariel Savitz, MD

Ariel Savitz, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 781-935-5050
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Spasticity management, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, hemorrhagic stroke, metabolic encephalopathy, seizure disorders, T’ai Chi and rehabilitation, integrative medicine

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Carl B. Heilman, MD

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Chairman of Neurosurgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5860
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, Chiari surgery

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Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurology; Neurointensivist; Past Chair, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neurocritical care, vascular neurology

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