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Alice Flaherty

Alice Flaherty


Massachusetts General Hospital


MGH Research Fellows



For nearly 30 years, the funding provided by the Rappaport Foundation to physicians and researchers has allowed brilliance to flourish and breakthroughs to triumph in the areas of neurologic diseases and mental illness.

Dr. Flaherty’s research focuses on how our brains represent our bodies, a factor that helps drive suffering in depression, Parkinson’s, and somatoform disorders. She currently heads the MGH Neurology’s Brain Stimulator Unit, where she uses deep brain stimulators to treat psychiatric as well as neurological disease. She was the site principle investigator for the trial of the first successful genetic treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.