MGH Memory Disorders Division

The Memory Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a specialized outpatient clinic for patients with cognitive concerns and works closely with the Massachusetts ADRC. First established in 1982 by Dr. John Growdon, the division is located on the eighth floor of the Wang Ambulatory Care Center (WACC) of the hospital.

The Memory Disorders Division’s clinicians are fluent in a variety of foreign languages, including French, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish, and are also immersed in cutting-edge research in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. Translation and interpretation services are provided at no charge to all patients of the unit, courtesy of the MGH Medical Interpreter Services.

Patients and family members who are interested in scheduling an appointment may have their primary care providers give a referral to our division. Our clinicians will assess whether the patient’s needs are suited to the division, and will keep in touch. If you have any questions about the scheduling process, you may call us at 617-726-1728. We require that all patients attend their appointments with a close family member or an individual who can provide reliable information about them.

Patients of the Memory Disorders Division are often referred to the Psychology Assessment Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital for comprehensive cognitive testing. Patients may also be referred to the Multicultural Assessment & Research Center for cognitive assessments in Spanish.

Get to know the physicians on our team who treat Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and other memory disorders.

The Memory Disorders Division respects the privacy and confidentiality of each patient’s record. Please read more about our Privacy Notice in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Director: Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD