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Thomas Perls, MD

Thomas Perls, MD

Internal Medicine Boston, MA

Professor, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • Boston Medical Center 850 Harrison Ave
    Robinson 2400
    Boston, MA 02118
    Phone: (617) 638-6688
    Fax: (617) 638-6179

Dr. Perls's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Longevity; Genotype; Morbidity; Health Status; Cohort Studies; Life Expectancy; Aging; Alleles

Dr. Perls's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Attending PhysicianBoston Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Professor of MedicineBoston University School of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine (2002-2012)
  • DirectorHarvard Medical School
  • Acting ChiefBeth Israel Hospital (now named Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
    Boston, MA
    Attending Physician (1995-2002)
  • Attending PhysicianNew England Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineHarvard Medical School
    Instructor in Medicine (1993-1998)
  • ChairAmerican Public Health Association

Dr. Perls's Education & Medical Training

  • Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard School of Public HealthOther Training, M.P.H., Quantitative Methods
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship, Geriatric Medicine
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterLos Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of Rochester Sch of Med & DentistryUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryMedical School
  • Pitzer College of the Claremont CollegesPitzer College of the Claremont CollegesOther Training, B.A., Biology

Dr. Perls's Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1990 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineGeriatric Medicine

Dr. Perls's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • International Association of Geriatrics and GerontologyEwald W. Busse Research Award in Gerontological Biomedical ResearchInternational Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2013
  • Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center University of Rhode IslandAnnual Malford Thewlis Lecture in Gerontology and GeriatricsRhode Island Geriatric Education Center University of Rhode Island, 2009
  • Fifth Annual Denham Harmon Lectureship in Biomedical Gerontology2006
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Dr. Perls's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Sebastiani P, Bae H, Sun FX, Andersen SL, Daw EW, Malovini A, Kojima T, Hirose N, Schupf N, Puca A, Perls TT, Aging, 9/1/2013
  • Heritability of and Mortality Prediction With a Longevity Phenotype: The Healthy Aging IndexSanders JL, Minster RL, Barmada MM, Matteini AM, Boudreau RM, Christensen K, Mayeux R, Borecki IB, Zhang Q, Perls T, Newman AB, J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 8/2/2013
  • Exceptional memory performance in the Long Life Family StudyBarral S, Cosentino S, Costa R, Andersen SL, Christensen K, Eckfeldt JH, Newman AB, Perls TT, Province MA, Hadley EC, Rossi WK, Mayeux R; for the Long Life Family Study, Neurobiol Aging, 6/4/2013
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Grant Support

  • The Long Life Family Study
    The Long Life Family StudyNational Institute On Aging
    2010 - 2011
  • Characterizing Human Exceptional Longevity
    Characterizing Human Exceptional LongevityNational Institute On Aging
    2006 - 2010
  • Exceptional Survival And Longevity In New England
    Exceptional Survival And Longevity In New EnglandNational Institute On Aging
    2004 - 2009
  • Centenarian Offspring And Control For Longitudinal Study
    Centenarian Offspring And Control For Longitudinal StudyNational Institute On Aging
    2001 - 2001
  • Centenarian Offspring And Control For Longitudinal Study
    Centenarian Offspring And Control For Longitudinal StudyNational Institute On Aging
    2000 - 2001
  • Centenarian Studies Network
    Centenarian Studies NetworkNational Institute On Aging
    1999 - 1999
  • Familial Aggregation Of Longevity
    Familial Aggregation Of LongevityNational Institute On Aging
    1998 - 1998

Dr. Perls's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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