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Dr. Paul Mathew

Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS
Board Member
Boston, MA

Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS completed his neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and then completed a fellowship in headache medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board-certified in neurology and headache medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and an Affiliate Member of the HMS Division of Sleep Medicine. He holds positions at three HMS-affiliated institutions. He has clinical appointments at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, as well as a teaching appointment at the Cambridge Health Alliance. As part of his headache and sports neurology/concussion practice, Dr. Mathew performs Botox injections, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections.

In terms of his academic responsibilities, he has been involved in the education of countless neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, dental medicine, pain medicine, and headache medicine trainees. He has written over 90 publications and has presented at both national and international conferences. Dr. Mathew has served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals including the American Journal of Managed Care, the British Medical Journal, Cephalalgia, the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, Headache, Headache Currents, the Journal of Neuroimaging, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Neurology, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Pain Medicine. He is the Co-Chief Medical Editor of the journal Practical Neurology. He is an active member of several medical societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the Massachusetts Neurological Association, the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the Indian Medical Association of New England. He is the current Chairman of the American Headache Society Procedural Special Interest Section, a Member of the Board of the Directors of the National Headache Foundation, and an Executive Board Member of the Indian Medical Association of New England.

As a graduate of the American Academy of Neurology’s Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, Dr. Mathew applies his passion and expertise to the role of advocate for both patients and fellow physicians. He has participated in multiple successful lobbying efforts in Washington, DC headed by the American Academy of Neurology to improve patient access to healthcare and research funding. In March 2015, Dr. Mathew was appointed as the neurology representative on the advisory board of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (www.NBPAS.org), and in January 2019 was appointed Director of Legislative Affairs. The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons is an organization committed to providing board re-certification that ensures physician compliance with national standards and lifelong learning after completing initial board certification with a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).

Dr. Mathew resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

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