Alexander Rotenberg MD PhD

Alexander Rotenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant in Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-8071

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"I remind my patients and their families that a physician is responsible not just for prescribing treatment, but for interpreting the medical science associated with the patient’s condition."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Epilepsy Seizures

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Programs

  • Epilepsy Center
  • Brain Injury Center
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Alexander Rotenberg MD PhD

Philosophy of Care 

I remind my patients and their families that a physician is responsible not just for prescribing treatment, but for interpreting the medical science associated with the patient’s condition and with the treatment choice – these should be no more a mystery to my patients than to me. I spend my professional days in medicine and science so that I can share both with my patients.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

Johns Hopkins University, 1993

Baltimore, MD

Medical School

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2000

Brooklyn, NY

Residency - Pediatrics

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2002

New York, NY

Residency - Child Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2005

Boston, MA

Fellowship - Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2006

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Neurology with special qualification in child neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Professional History

Alexander Rotenberg is a neurologist and epileptologist, and Director of the Neuromoduation Program within the department of Neurology. He is also presently president of the Greater Boston Epilepsy Society. Dr. Rotenberg leads local efforts to adapt methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and other forms of noninvasive brain stimulation to the pediatric population, particularly to children with epilepsy. He also heads a basic science laboratory where experiments focus on translational applications of noninvasive brain stimulation in animal models of epilepsy and brain injury. Among his ongoing scientific studies are clinical trials aimed to test the capacity of TMS and related methods for brain stimulation to stop drug-resistant seizures, clinical studies of human brain plasticity in autism, and preclinical studies aimed to describe the neurobiology of a range of brain stimulation in order to improve their efficacy in clinical practice. Dr. Rotenberg’s research is supported by the National Institute of Health, Boston Children’s Hospital Translational Research Program, Department of Defense, and industry. 

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