Dr. Phillip Pearl, MD

Dr. Phillip Pearl, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Phillip Pearl, MD is a clinical neurophysiologist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in clinical neurophysiology and neurodevelopmental disabilities.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-2413

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EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
more than 42% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 39% of peers
Epilepsy
normal
more than 34% of peers

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Dr. Pearl's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pearl "My clinical expertise is in metabolic causes of childhood epilepsies, a group of rare diseases in great need of understanding and therapies. My work in metabolic epilepsies began with a combined interest in childhood epilepsy and neurochemistry and a series of patients with undiagnosed disorders in whom we began to establish diagnoses, some of which were treatable. My initial foray in this group of disorders was in the neurotransmitter diseases. As I attended meetings of the metabolic societies, giving presentations on these diseases, I noticed there was very little discussion of the actual clinical presentations of the patients or the challenges a clinician faces when seeing a child with unexplained seizures. At the same time, during meetings of the epilepsy societies, discussions about seizures and their treatments virtually ignored these enigmatic diseases known to a small group of metabolism experts but with potentially profound impact on children being followed for epilepsy. This struck me as a significant void affecting our patients, and I ultimately pursued further studies and work in this combined area of metabolic epilepsy. I was formerly the chief of the neurology division at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and professor of pediatrics, neurology and music at George Washington University. I completed medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Boston Children's Hospital. In 2014, I became the director of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Boston Children's Hospital and the William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. While it was difficult to leave the people and place where my career became established, I had completed my training at Boston Children's Hospital and coming back to lead the division where I trained was an honor and in some ways a homecoming. Since coming to Boston Children's, I have helped to build up the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, to reorganize the division into clinical and academic programs and to launch new programs such as ICU-EEG monitoring and international epilepsy. I have also devoted much of my career to neurologic education, including curricular development on a national and international basis, directing a program in telemedicine and serving as president of the Professors of Child Neurology from 2012 to 2014."
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2  Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor

2  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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, Neurology and Child Neurology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Children's Hospital/Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Clinical Neurophysiology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pearl has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pearl's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pearl to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 3
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Dr. Pearl's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very unprofessional. Saw him in Fairfax/DC office. He refused to give me treatment for migraine and pressure headaches. He claimed I was autistic, and I wasn't. He told my parents not to take me to the emergency room or dr after I had a brain injury. He told me autistic people don't get head...more
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