Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology

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Dr. Steven C. Schachter reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Schachter is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Harvard Osher Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a past President of the Epilepsy Association of Massachusetts and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He frequently chairs symposia and meetings and speaks at national and international conferences on subjects pertaining to epilepsy. Dr. Schachter is also author and editor of over 100 reviewed publications and numerous books.

Education and Training

MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1980

Internship in Medicine: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1980-1981

Residency in Neurology: Longwood Area Neurology Program, Boston, MA, 1981-1983

Chief Resident in Neurology: Longwood Area Neurology Program, Boston, MA, 1983-1984

Fellowship in Electroencephalography and Clinical Epilepsy: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984-1986


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Academic Appointments

Harvard University, Boston, MA:

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, 1997-present
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, 1994-1997
  • Instructor in Neurology, 1984-1994
  • Clinical Fellow in Neurology, 1981-1984

Teaching Fellow in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1977-1978

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Schachter has equity interest, stock options and receives consulting honoraria from Insero Health, Inc.

Current as of: June 27, 2014