The Cognitive Neurology Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School consists of a multidisciplinary team consisting of cognitive neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and clinical social workers. As clinicians, educators and clinical researchers, we strive to provide state-of-the-art care to patients, to educate clinicians and trainees in our specialty areas, and to further understand and treat neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders through research.
As clinical providers, we have developed a number of subspecialty clinics and programs designed to meet the unique needs of various clinical populations. Each subspecialty clinic and program is geared not only to aid in diagnosis, but also to implement the best options of care available in addition to using novel interventional methods. In addition, we have bicultural and bilingual providers to meet the needs of Latino patients.
Educational efforts include our weekly Cognitive Neurology Unit/ Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Center which offers Continuing Medical Education credit for our providers and trainees, to keep abreast of pertinent clinical research and to have in-depth case presentations and discussions regarding our patients. In addition, we offer clinical fellowships and training opportunities for neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists and social workers.
Many of our clinicians are also actively involved in research to further enhance our understanding and care of our patients. Ongoing research by our faculty include: treatment via noninvasive brain stimulation for a number of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions; biological underpinnings, novel drug discoveries and involvement in clinical drug trials for those with Alzheimer’s disease; functional recovery from concussion; furthering understanding of the biological basis of developmental dyslexia; the inter-relationship between delirium and dementia; prediction of driver safety; motor learning in neurodegenerative disorders; and memory functions in neurological illness.