Dr. Alan B Silken MD Neurologist

Dr. Alan Silken is a neurologist in Norwood, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years. Dr. Silken accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 150 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and one of 22 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Child Neurology

Hospital Affiliation

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Ranked #4 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics, 1974–1977

Yale New Haven Children's Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1980–1981

Boston University Medical Center
Residency, Neurology, 1981–1983

Boston University Medical Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1983–1984

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAP), American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations

The clinical significance of 2,3 diphosphoglycerate.
Silken, A. B.

Report of two cases of distal deletion of the long arm of chromosome 6.
Stevens, C. A., Fineman, R. M., Breg, W. R., Silken, A. B.

Pharmacologic manipulation of human erythrocyte 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels by prednisone administration.
Silken, A. B.

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Insurances Accepted

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

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