Dr. Carl Heilman, MD

Dr. Carl Heilman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Carl Heilman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.

800 Washington St

Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information

(617) 636-5858

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tufts New Eng Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tufts New Eng Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Bapt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Carl Heilman, MD
If you are faced with the decision about who to see about a brain tumor I strongly recommend you see Dr. Heilman at Tufts. I have met with a few neurosurgeons over the years and ultimately had a benign tumor removed by Dr. Heilman. I couldn't say enough good things about him, the surgery he...Read More
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May 17, 2018
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We brought our son to Dr Heilman because of a complex issue with hydrocephalus-we thought he was fantastic! Easy to reach, thoughtful, respectful. Our son who was 16 at the time ultimately chose another surgeon who was younger-we wish he had stayed with Dr. H.! I'd recommend him to anyone who needs...Read More
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Susan Woodward in CT – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. Heilman is truly a remarkable and outstanding physician. An excellent, thoughtful and patient listener and a skilled and astute diagnostician, Dr. Heilman exudes knowledge, experience, and quiet confidence. His rank of being among the best neurosurgeons in the USA is more than well-deserved.
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Newton Highlands, MA – Sep 22, 2016
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Our daughter was referred to Dr. Heilman from Dr. Penar at UVM. Dr. Heilman performed successful surgery to remove a brain tumor which was difficult to reach. Our family will forever be thankful to all involved.
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Montpelier, VT – Apr 18, 2016
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Dr Heilman operated on my son's brain tumor. He is a caring and truly skilled neurosurgeon. He answered all our questions and did the best he could to ease our anxiety. The operation was very successful.
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