David Perez, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Research Institute
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Neurologist
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Psychiatrist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD New York University Medical Center - Office of Graduate Medical Education 2007
amygdala; aphasia primary progressive; avoidance learning; conditioning (psychology); conditioning classical; conversion disorder; education medical; epilepsies partial; fear; functional movement disorders; functional weakness; hematoma subdural; psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; seizures; videotape recording

The Functional Neurology Research Group uses advanced structural and functional brain magnetic resonance imaging techniques to study the biological basis of Functional Neurological Disorders and related conditions.

Patients with medically unexplained neurological symptoms including Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Functional Movement Disorders and Functional Weakness experience symptoms that are common yet poorly understood.

The mission of the Functional Neurology Research Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, working in collaboration with researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and others within the Harvard Medical School hospital community, is to characterize brain circuit abnormalities in Functional Neurological Disorders.

Longitudinal studies also aim to probe brain biomarkers of prognosis and treatment response.

David Perez, MD, MMSc, is a dual trained Neurologist-Psychiatrist and Cognitive-Affective Neuroscientist. Clinically, Dr. Perez works in the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Units at Mass General to diagnose and treat patients with Functional Neurological Disorders.