Jeff Bolton MD

Jeffrey Bolton, MD

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-8235
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"Entering medical school with a background in neuroscience, I was naturally drawn to neurology. I am thankful that I can do something I love and help families while doing so."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Epilepsy Center
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Jeff Bolton MD

Personal Biography 

Entering medical school with a background in neuroscience, I was naturally drawn to neurology.  After rotating in pediatrics and enjoying my time spent with this patient population, it made sense to pursue a career in pediatric neurology.  I am thankful that I can do something I love and help families while doing so.

Spending most of my early years in the south, I think I bring a more laid-back, southern attitude to our department.  Despite my roots, I love living in Boston and feel it’s a great place to raise my family of three energetic little boys.  When not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, playing sports, hiking, biking or whatever other adventure we may stumble upon.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

Vanderbilt University, 2002

Nashville, TN

Medical School

University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2006

Louisville, KY

Pediatric Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008

Philadelphia, PA

Neurology Residency

Boston Children's Hospital, 2011

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2012

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Child Neurology

  • Neurology (ABPN)

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology

Professional History

After completing residency in pediatric neurology at Boston Children’s hospital, I stayed on as a fellow in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology.  I joined the department as a staff physician in July 2012 and see patients in clinic in our Weymouth and North Dartmouth satellites.  I enjoy seeing patients with various neurologic disorders but have a special interest in patients with epilepsy.  In addition to working in the clinic, I also spend time supervising the epilepsy in-patient and neurology consult services.  During my training I became interested in epilepsy surgery and have been focusing my research work into looking at factors that influence the success of epilepsy surgery.

Publications

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  1. Jayakar A, Bolton J. Pediatric epilepsy surgery. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2015 Jun; 15(6):31.
  2. Thome-Souza S, Kadish NE, Ramgopal S, Sánchez Fernández I, Bergin AM, Bolton J, Harini C, Libenson M, Olson H, Peters J, Poduri A, Rotenberg A, Takeoka M, Kothare SV, Kapur K, Bourgeois BF, Loddenkemper T. Safety and retention rate of rufinamide in 300 patients: a single pediatric epilepsy center experience. Epilepsia. 2014 Aug; 55(8):1235-44.
  3. Klehm J, Thome-Souza S, Sánchez Fernández I, Bergin AM, Bolton J, Harini C, Kadish NE, Libenson M, Peters J, Poduri A, Rotenberg A, Takeoka M, Bourgeois B, Loddenkemper T. Clobazam: effect on frequency of seizures and safety profile in different subgroups of children with epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul; 51(1):60-6.
  4. Bolton J. Trust and the healing encounter: an examination of an unorthodox healing performance. Theor Med Bioeth. 2000; 21(4):305-19.
  5. Hsu T, Gogos JA, Bolton J, Kafatos FC. Alternatively spliced isoforms of a Cis2-His2 zinc-finger domain. Developmental regulation and binding-site selection. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993 Jun 11; 684:218-9.
  6. Gogos JA, Hsu T, Bolton J, Kafatos FC. Sequence discrimination by alternatively spliced isoforms of a DNA binding zinc finger domain. Science. 1992 Sep 25; 257(5078):1951-5.
  7. Bolton JW, Shahian DM. Asymptomatic bronchogenic cysts: what is the best management? Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Jun; 53(6):1134-7.
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