Jeremy Schmahmann, M.D.

Jeremy Schmahmann

Jeremy D. Schmahmann received his medical degree in 1980 at the University of Cape Town, completed residency in the Neurological Unit of the Boston City Hospital, and trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1989, where he is presently Director of the Ataxia Unit, a member of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Unit, Neurology Clerkship Director, and Chair of the Neurology Education Committee. Dr. Schmahmann is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and a Scholar in the Academy at Harvard. He was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize in 2000 for research in behavioral neurology from the American Academy of Neurology and the Behavioral Neurology Society, and the Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association in 2008. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and has been cited in The Best Doctors in America since 1998. Dr. Schmahmann’s research and clinical efforts are focused on the anatomical substrates of cognition, and in particular, on the role of the cerebellum in intellect and emotion. He has over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts, and his books include The Cerebellum and Cognition (Academic Press), MRI Atlas of the Human Cerebellum (Academic Press), Fiber Pathways of the Brain (Oxford University Press), and most recently, Cerebellar Disorders in Children (MacKeith Press).