Robert Wolff MD

Robert Wolff, M.D.

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

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"I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families."

Medical Services


  • Autism


  • Neurology


  • English


  • Brain Injury Center
  • Headache Program
  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Autism Spectrum Center
Robert Wolff MD

Philosophy of Care 

Neurologists have to be adept at talking a history. Diagnostic accuracy in our field often requires asking the correct questions and making observations. In this regard, I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families. Individualizing care is a priority, recognizing that every child and every family has their own unique set of challenges. I encourage my patients and their families to understand as much as they can about their medical condition, so that we work in partnership to optimize care.

I am also very pleased that we have such a wonderfully talented and dedicated group of colleagues here at Boston Children’s Hospital that can be called upon to assist in the care of my patients.

Why I entered medicine

I was a philosophy major in college, but also loved science. I was inspired during medical school to pursue child neurology, and have felt so very fortunate to be in a field that seems to resonate with my interests and personality.

Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree

Princeton University, 1970

Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, 1972

Milwaukee, WI

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 1974

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatrics

Yale Medical Center, 1974

New Haven, CT

Residency - Neurology

Boston University Affiliated Neurology Program Residency, 1976

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatrics

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1977

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatric Neurology

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1978

New York, NY


  • Child Neurology, Pediatrics

Professional History

I have been practicing clinical pediatric neurology since completing my residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1980. I was previously, for many years, part of a large private practice in the New York City suburb of Westchester County. I feel privileged to have been a member of the neurology staff here at Children’s for now more than eight years.


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