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Excellence in Patient Care, Research & Education

The Tufts Medical Center Neurology Department offers comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the neuromuscular system.

Our team strives for excellence in patient care; research and scholarship; and teaching, training and mentorship. We have specialized expertise across these areas:

Nationally Recognized Neurological Expertise

You wouldn't trust your health to just anyone. At the Neurology Department, you'll be in good hands. Our neurologists have earned "Top Doctors" honors from Boston Magazine and U.S. News & World Report, while Tufts MC has received recognition such as the American Stroke Association Gold Plus Award and the American Heart Association SCORE Award. They also speak regularly at national and international neurological forums.

Our physician team represents the entire spectrum of medical expertise. In addition to clinicians focusing on patient care, we have clinicians who also are educators, scholars or scientists as well as basic, translational and clinical trial scientists.

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.

A Spirit of Collaboration

We believe in strong collaboration both within and outside of our department. Our neurologists often work closely with colleagues in the Neurosurgery Department in managing patients. As necessary, they also consult with Tufts MC specialists in areas such as Psychiatry, Radiology, Neuroscience, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Critical Care Medicine.

How does the Tufts MC spirit of collaboration impact the patient experience? You can count on accessible, highly personalized care from experts who are well-equipped to manage your particular neurological problem. And it all takes place in an intimate environment designed to make you feel like a human being, not a number.

Furthermore, we appreciate the bond that most patients have with their primary care physician. So whenever possible, we try to treat your condition here and then refer you back to your local doctor for ongoing care.

Important Research Initiatives

As part of a major academic medical center, research is a vital aspect of our departmental mission. Our doctors are regularly conducting research that advances the neurology field and publishing their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Current research activities range from the basic scientific mechanisms of neurological disease to National Institutes of Health-funded and pharmaceutical-based clinical trials for:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuroprotection in stroke

Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Neurology

Teaching and training, too, are essential components of our work. Our department offers medical student clerkships, a large residency training program, a clinical research fellowship program and three subspecialty clinical fellowship programs. In addition, our senior clinicians actively mentor post-doctoral fellows along with junior and mid-career faculty members.

News

Julian Wu, MD on tuftsmedicalcenter.tv.

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US News & World Report - Neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center
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