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Jeremy D. Schmahmann, M.D.

Jeremy Schmahmann, MD

Titles and Contact Information

Director, Ataxia Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director, Neurology Clerkship, Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Scholar, The Academy at Harvard Medical School

Appointments: (617) 726-3216
Fax Number: (617) 726-2353

Affiliations and Profiles

  • The Partners Program of Excellence in Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology
  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disorders

Clinical Background

1980 MD Degree University of Cape Town
School of Medicine
1985 Residency Boston City Hospital
1987 Board Certification Psychiatry and Neurology
1988 Fellowship Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology
1988 Board Certification Electrodiagnosis in Medicine


Borsook D, Moulton EA, Tully S, Schmahmann JD, Becerra L
Human cerebellar responses to brush and heat stimuli in healthy and neuropathic pain subjects.
Cerebellum. 2007 Jun 22; (): 1-21

Schmahmann JD, Weilburg JB, Sherman JC
The neuropsychiatry of the cerebellum - insights from the clinic.
Cerebellum. 2007 ; 6 (3): 254-67

Schmahmann JD, Pandya DN
Cerebral white matter--historical evolution of facts and notions concerning the organization of the fiber pathways of the brain.
J Hist Neurosci. ; 16 (3): 237-67

Schmahmann JD, Pandya DN, Wang R, Dai G, D'Arceuil HE, de Crespigny AJ, Wedeen VJ
Association fibre pathways of the brain: parallel observations from diffusion spectrum imaging and autoradiography.
Brain. 2007 Mar ; 130 (Pt 3): 630-53

Parvizi J, Joseph J, Press DZ, Schmahmann JD
Pathological laughter and crying in patients with multiple system atrophy-cerebellar type.
Mov Disord. 2007 Apr 30; 22 (6): 798-803

Gregory SA, MacRae CA, Aziz K, Sims KB, Schmahmann JD, Kardan A, Morss AM, Ellinor PT, Tawakol A, Fischman AJ, Gewirtz H
Myocardial blood flow and oxygen consumption in patients with Friedreich's ataxia prior to the onset of cardiomyopathy.
Coron Artery Dis. 2007 Feb ; 18 (1): 15-22

Parvizi J, Arciniegas DB, Bernardini GL, Hoffmann MW, Mohr JP, Rapoport MJ, Schmahmann JD, Silver JM, Tuhrim S
Diagnosis and management of pathological laughter and crying.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2006 Nov ; 81 (11): 1482-6

Keuthen NJ, Makris N, Schlerf JE, Martis B, Savage CR, McMullin K, Seidman LJ, Schmahmann JD, Kennedy DN, Hodge SM, Rauch SL
Evidence for reduced cerebellar volumes in trichotillomania.
Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Feb 1; 61 (3): 374-81

Schmahmann JD, Caplan D
Cognition, emotion and the cerebellum.
Brain. 2006 Feb ; 129 (Pt 2): 290-2

Cochrane T, Schmahmann JD
Compressive myelopathy presenting as cervical cord neurapraxia: a differential diagnosis of TIA.
Neurology. 2005 Oct 11; 65 (7): 1140-1

Makris N, Schlerf JE, Hodge SM, Haselgrove C, Albaugh MD, Seidman LJ, Rauch SL, Harris G, Biederman J, Caviness VS, Kennedy DN, Schmahmann JD
MRI-based surface-assisted parcellation of human cerebellar cortex: an anatomically specified method with estimate of reliability.
Neuroimage. 2005 May 1; 25 (4): 1146-60

Schmahmann JD
Disorders of the cerebellum: ataxia, dysmetria of thought, and the cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome.
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004 ; 16 (3): 367-78

Schmahmann JD, Rosene DL, Pandya DN
Motor projections to the basis pontis in rhesus monkey.
J Comp Neurol. 2004 Oct 18; 478 (3): 248-68

Schmahmann JD, Ko R, MacMore J
The human basis pontis: motor syndromes and topographic organization.
Brain. 2004 Jun ; 127 (Pt 6): 1269-91

Schmahmann JD
Plasmapheresis improves outcome in postinfectious cerebellitis induced by Epstein-Barr virus.
Neurology. 2004 Apr 27; 62 (8): 1443

Schmahmann JD, Rosene DL, Pandya DN
Ataxia after pontine stroke: insights from pontocerebellar fibers in monkey.
Ann Neurol. 2004 Apr ; 55 (4): 585-9

Schmahmann JD
Vascular syndromes of the thalamus.
Stroke. 2003 Sep ; 34 (9): 2264-78

Makris N, Hodge SM, Haselgrove C, Kennedy DN, Dale A, Fischl B, Rosen BR, Harris G, Caviness VS, Schmahmann JD
Human cerebellum: surface-assisted cortical parcellation and volumetry with magnetic resonance imaging.
J Cogn Neurosci. 2003 May 15; 15 (4): 584-99

Levisohn L, Cronin-Golomb A, Schmahmann JD
Neuropsychological consequences of cerebellar tumour resection in children: cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome in a paediatric population.
Brain. 2000 May ; 123 ( Pt 5) (): 1041-50

Schmahmann JD, Doyon J, McDonald D, Holmes C, Lavoie K, Hurwitz AS, Kabani N, Toga A, Evans A, Petrides M
Three-dimensional MRI atlas of the human cerebellum in proportional stereotaxic space.
Neuroimage. 1999 Sep ; 10 (3 Pt 1): 233-60

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