Alyssa lebel

Alyssa Lebel, MD

Assistant in Neurology; Assistant in Pain Medicine

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7040

  • Fax: 781-216-2540

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Headaches
  • Pain Management Treatment

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Pain Treatment Services
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1983

Boston, MA

Internship

Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center, 1983-1985

Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center, 1984-1985

Boston, MA

Residency, Child Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1986-1989

Boston, MA

Fellowship-Pain Management

Massachusetts General Hospital , 1990-1991

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Child Neurology and Pain Management, Pain Management

Research

Research Focus Area
Migraine and headache disorders Neuropathic pain

For more information, please visit my research profile.

Publications

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  1. Rabner J, Gottlieb S, Lazdowsky L, LeBel A. Psychosis following traumatic brain injury and cannabis use in late adolescence. Am J Addict. 2016 Mar; 25(2):91-3.
  2. Simons LE, Erpelding N, Hernandez JM, Serrano P, Zhang K, Lebel AA, Sethna NF, Berde CB, Prabhu SP, Becerra L, Borsook D. Fear and Reward Circuit Alterations in Pediatric CRPS. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9:703.
  3. Faria V, Erpelding N, Lebel A, Johnson A, Wolff R, Fair D, Burstein R, Becerra L, Borsook D. The migraine brain in transition: girls vs boys. Pain. 2015 Nov; 156(11):2212-21.
  4. Kaczynski K, Gambhir R, Caruso A, Lebel A. Depression as a mediator of the relation between family functioning and functional disability in youth with chronic headaches. Headache. 2016 Mar; 56(3):491-500.
  5. Caruso A, Lazdowsky L, Rabner J, Haberman J, LeBel A. Butalbital and pediatric headache: stay off the downward path. Headache. 2015 Feb; 55(2):327-30.
  6. Erpelding N, Simons L, Lebel A, Serrano P, Pielech M, Prabhu S, Becerra L, Borsook D. Rapid treatment-induced brain changes in pediatric CRPS. Brain Struct Funct. 2016 Mar; 221(2):1095-111.
  7. Kalapurakkel S, A Carpino E, Lebel A, E Simons L. "Pain Can't Stop Me": Examining Pain Self-Efficacy and Acceptance as Resilience Processes Among Youth With Chronic Headache. J Pediatr Psychol. 2015 Oct; 40(9):926-33.
  8. Becerra L, Sava S, Simons LE, Drosos AM, Sethna N, Berde C, Lebel AA, Borsook D. Intrinsic brain networks normalize with treatment in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. Neuroimage Clin. 2014; 6:347-69.
  9. Faria V, Linnman C, Lebel A, Borsook D. Harnessing the placebo effect in pediatric migraine clinic. J Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 165(4):659-65.
  10. Johnson A, Bickel J, Lebel A. Pediatric migraine prescription patterns at a large academic hospital. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Nov; 51(5):706-12.
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  12. Simons LE, Pielech M, Cappucci S, Lebel A. Fear of pain in pediatric headache. Cephalalgia. 2015 Jan; 35(1):36-44.
  13. Carpino E, Segal S, Logan D, Lebel A, Simons LE. The interplay of pain-related self-efficacy and fear on functional outcomes among youth with headache. J Pain. 2014 May; 15(5):527-34.
  14. Erpelding N, Sava S, Simons LE, Lebel A, Serrano P, Becerra L, Borsook D. Habenula functional resting-state connectivity in pediatric CRPS. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jan; 111(2):239-47.
  15. Linnman C, Becerra L, Lebel A, Berde C, Grant PE, Borsook D. Transient and persistent pain induced connectivity alterations in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e57205.
  16. Kaczynski KJ, Claar RL, Lebel AA. Relations between pain characteristics, child and parent variables, and school functioning in adolescents with chronic headache: a comparison of tension-type headache and migraine. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 May; 38(4):351-64.
  17. Claar RL, Kaczynski KJ, Minster A, McDonald-Nolan L, LeBel AA. School functioning and chronic tension headaches in adolescents: improvement only after multidisciplinary evaluation. J Child Neurol. 2013 Jun; 28(6):719-24.
  18. Toledo E, Lebel A, Becerra L, Minster A, Linnman C, Maleki N, Dodick DW, Borsook D. The young brain and concussion: imaging as a biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2012 Jul; 36(6):1510-31.
  19. Shelton L, Pendse G, Maleki N, Moulton EA, Lebel A, Becerra L, Borsook D. Mapping pain activation and connectivity of the human habenula. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May; 107(10):2633-48.
  20. Berde CB, Walco GA, Krane EJ, Anand KJ, Aranda JV, Craig KD, Dampier CD, Finkel JC, Grabois M, Johnston C, Lantos J, Lebel A, Maxwell LG, McGrath P, Oberlander TF, Schanberg LE, Stevens B, Taddio A, von Baeyer CL, Yaster M, Zempsky WT. Pediatric analgesic clinical trial designs, measures, and extrapolation: report of an FDA scientific workshop. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):354-64.
  21. Claar RL, Kaczynski KJ, Lyons MM, Lebel AA. Commentary: health and behavior codes in a pediatric headache program: reimbursement data and recommendations for practice. J Pediatr Psychol. 2012 Jun; 37(5):509-13.
  22. Claar RL, McDonald-Nolan L, LeBel A. The pediatrician's guide to managing the difficult pediatric headache patient. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Feb; 51(2):175-80.
  23. Dworkin RH, O'Connor AB, Audette J, Baron R, Gourlay GK, Haanpää ML, Kent JL, Krane EJ, Lebel AA, Levy RM, Mackey SC, Mayer J, Miaskowski C, Raja SN, Rice AS, Schmader KE, Stacey B, Stanos S, Treede RD, Turk DC, Walco GA, Wells CD. Recommendations for the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain: an overview and literature update. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010 Mar; 85(3 Suppl):S3-14.
  24. Walco GA, Dworkin RH, Krane EJ, LeBel AA, Treede RD. Neuropathic pain in children: Special considerations. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010 Mar; 85(3 Suppl):S33-41.
  25. Sava S, Lebel AA, Leslie DS, Drosos A, Berde C, Becerra L, Borsook D. Challenges of functional imaging research of pain in children. Mol Pain. 2009; 5:30.
  26. Lebel AA. Pharmacology. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Nov; 47(5):703-5.
  27. Lebel A, Becerra L, Wallin D, Moulton EA, Morris S, Pendse G, Jasciewicz J, Stein M, Aiello-Lammens M, Grant E, Berde C, Borsook D. fMRI reveals distinct CNS processing during symptomatic and recovered complex regional pain syndrome in children. Brain. 2008 Jul; 131(Pt 7):1854-79.
  28. Berde CB, Lebel A. Complex regional pain syndromes in children and adolescents. Anesthesiology. 2005 Feb; 102(2):252-5.
  29. Maleki J, LeBel AA, Bennett GJ, Schwartzman RJ. Patterns of spread in complex regional pain syndrome, type I (reflex sympathetic dystrophy). Pain. 2000 Dec 1; 88(3):259-66.
  30. Da Silva N, Meyer-Monard S, Menot ML, Parrado A, Lebel A, Balitrand N, Fenaux P, Micléa JM, Rousselot P, Degos L, Dombret H, Chomienne C. Functional G-CSF pathways in t(8;21) leukemic cells allow for differentiation induction and degradation of AML1-ETO. Hematol J. 2000; 1(5):316-28.
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