About Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology
About The Department of Neurology
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology provides comprehensive consultative services, diagnostic testing and treatment for a broad spectrum of neurological conditions, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
Mass General has earned the prestigious qualification of Center of Excellence from the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). In addition, our clinic’s physicians serve on advisory committees for national private organizations such as the NPF, Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Our hospital has a long history of conducting research into Parkinson’s disease and caring for patients with this and other movement disorders. Robert Schwab, MD, laid the groundwork for the Movement Disorders Unit in the 1940s when he published his first research paper on Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease research is key to the understanding and treatment of this disease. Dr. Wills and her team at the MGH Movement Disorders unit have multiple ongoing studies in genetics, biomarkers, disease modifying and drug treatment trials, as well as studies of non-pharmacologic therapies such as exercise.
Guided by the needs of our patients, our mission is to be the preeminent academic neurology department in the US by: providing outstanding clinical care while rapidly discovering new treatments to reduce and eliminate the devastating impact of neurological disorders; training the very best neurologists and scientists of the future, and improving the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.
Our core values are excellence in service, innovation, education, and neuroscience research in the field of neurology. We value:
- Excellence in patient care everyday
- Outstanding service to our patients, their families and our referring healthcare providers
- Access to clinical care for all patients at the right time, in the right place, by the right clinician
- Seamless integration of research and clinical care for the benefit of our patients
- Basic research that advances science and increases our understanding of the nervous system and its functions
- Efficient and rapid translation of laboratory advances to patient care
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Education and mentorship for all our trainees and staff.
Among the First and The Best
Since 1872 our department has helped map out the intricacies of the brain and nervous system and shaped what neurology care is today. Among our major milestones:
- Developing the first functional MRI machine
- Discovering numerous genes that contribute to neurological diseases
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mass General Neurology among the best in the nation.
Standard-Setting Research and Care
Mass General hosts one of the nation’s largest hospital-based neuroscience research programs, and our department’s investigators and clinicians have pioneered a number of research breakthroughs. We focus on all phases of the discovery continuum, including:
- Basic research in the genetic and biochemical basis of brain function
- Translational studies linking lab findings with potential drug therapies
- Clinical trials testing the safety and effectiveness of new treatments
Many of our physicians bridge the gap between the clinic and laboratory, actively investigating potential solutions to problems observed while caring for patients. This integration of the staff’s patient care and research interests hastens the development of better ways to treat and prevent neurological disorders.
The quality of our patient care is also enhanced by:
- Breadth of staff expertise: Our physicians and other medical professionals span a remarkably wide range of subspecialties and disciplines.
- Emphasis on teaching: Our training programs serve as a talent incubator for rising stars in the field, which helps broaden our staff and produces fresh perspectives in treating patients.
- Commitment to cutting-edge technology: For example, our brain imaging capabilities are considered among the best in the world.
- Collaboration with internationally renowned specialists: Our physicians work closely with specialists in other highly ranked departments at Mass General, including neurosurgery, psychiatry, cancer and rehabilitation.
Enjoy a day of unforgettable golf at the world class The Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth Massachusetts, home to two championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Rees Jones. This is your opportunity to play a round on this highly coveted course. You can expect outstanding conditioning since the course will host a USGA qualifier in the week leading up to our tournament.
This day of fun and learning is designed for more than just avid golfers. Golfers of all skill levels (including those with Parkinson’s Disease) will have access to several PGA Professional led worskshops. Attendees are invited to attend the networking dinner to follow which will feature a silent auction.
This flagship event is intended to fund vital research. Philanthropic support from corporations and generous individuals will advance the fight against Parkinson’s and empower patients with PD. Please consider sponsoring at the highest level possible.
Have an item or service to donate for the Silent Auction? Please reach out using the link below to make arrangements. Unable to attend or sponsor? Please consider making a tax deductible donation in any amount to help advance this vital research.
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