Neurology

Doctors + Care Team

Our neurologists provide this exceptional care for the full range of neurological conditions - from stroke and epilepsy and brain tumors to chronic pain and headaches. From basic science through clinical care, all of our doctors maintain an ongoing dialogue with one another. This commitment to communication helps ensure you get access to the most advanced, promising therapies available today.

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

Accepting New Patients

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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Zahra Ayub, MD, FAASM

Zahra Ayub, MD, FAASM

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Neurology Division, MetroWest Medical Center
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 508-879-0888
Fax #: 508-626-1985

Clinical Neurophysiology

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Kristen Babinski, MD, PhD

Kristen Babinski, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

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Taha Bali, MD

Taha Bali, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neuromuscular disorders, EMG

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Xuemei  Cai, MD

Xuemei Cai, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist
Department(s): Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neurocritical care

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Ludmila Fridman, MD

Ludmila Fridman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician, MetroWest Medical Center
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 508-879-0888
Fax #: 508-626-1985

General neurology, sleep medicine

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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; Ex-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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Bryan K. Ho, MD

Bryan K. Ho, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Movement Disorders Program; Director, Medical Student Education; Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Movement disorders

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Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH

Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neuro-Oncologist
Department(s): Neurology; Cancer Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #:

Neuro-oncology, brain tumors, neurologic metastases

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Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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Thomas Laudate, PhD

Thomas Laudate, PhD

Title(s): Clinical Neuropsychologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology, Neuropsychology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5423
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Cognitive assessment of memory problems, dementia (major neurocognitive disorder), mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, brain tumor, neurobehavioral disorders, traumatic brain injury, developmental syndromes (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), and other acute, acquired, and degenerative conditions

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Lester  Y. Leung, MD, MSc

Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center; Director, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Vascular neurology including stroke in young adults, ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, dissection, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, vascular malformations, silent strokes and survivorship

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Flavia M.  Machado, MD

Flavia M. Machado, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician, MetroWest Medical Center
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 508-879-0888
Fax #: 508-626-1985

General neurology

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Emiliya Melkumova, MD

Emiliya Melkumova, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Stroke Consult Services; Associate Director of Neurology Residency; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Stroke

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Joel Oster, MD

Joel Oster, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Level 4 Epilepsy Center; Neurologist; Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Attending
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Epilepsy, intractable epilepsy, detection of difficult to find possible lesions causing epilepsy, structural and metabolic brain imaging, clinical drug trials for seizure disorders, general neurology, sleep disorders, adult and pediatric sleep medicine, neurologic/epilepsy intensive monitoring, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring

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Henry W. Querfurth, MD

Henry W. Querfurth, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

General Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease and the in the wider spectrum of dementing disorders
cognitive (e.g. memory) and neurobehavioral impairments

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Thomas D. Sabin, MD

Thomas D. Sabin, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

General neurology

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Katelyn Skeels, MSN, FNP-C

Katelyn Skeels, MSN, FNP-C

Title(s): Stroke Advanced Practice Nurse
Department(s): Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #:

stroke

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Oscar Soto, MD

Oscar Soto, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Neuromuscular Division; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neuromuscular disorders, EMG

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Neelima R.  Thakur, MD

Neelima R. Thakur, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Epileptologist; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology, Epilepsy Program
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Diagnosis, monitoring and management of epilepsy, including Video-EEG (VEEG) monitoring for seizure characterization, antiepileptic medication management, phase 2/Intracranial EEG (icEEG) evaluation and epilepsy surgery evaluation

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Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neuromuscular diseases, EMG

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Stephanie Wrobel Goldberg, MD

Stephanie Wrobel Goldberg, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #:

Headache

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Lina Zaslavsky, MD

Lina Zaslavsky, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician, MetroWest Medical Center; Clinical Neurology Instructor, Tufts Medical School
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 508-879-0888
Fax #: 508-626-1985

General neurology

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