Dr. Peter K. Dempsey MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Peter Dempsey is a neurosurgeon in Burlington, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emerson Hospital and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Dempsey accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Emerson Hospital and one of 7 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery, Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Stereotactic & Functional

Hospital Affiliation

Emerson Hospital

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
High performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Tufts Medical Center
High performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1992

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Internship, General Surgery Preliminary Year, 1986–1987

Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 19 years in Neurological Surgery

ME State Medical License
Active through 2016

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Heuristic map of myotomal innervation in humans using direct intraoperative nerve root stimulation.
Schirmer, C.M., Shils, J.L., Arle, J.E., Cosgrove, G.R., Dempsey, P.K., Tarlov, E., Kim, S., Martin, C.J., Feltz, C., Moul, M., Magge, S.

Intraoperative computerized tomography scanning to assess the adequacy of decompression in anterior cervical spine surgery.
Freidberg, S. R., Pfeifer, B. A., Dempsey, P. K., Tarlov, E. C., Dube, M. A., Day, J. D., Machado, D. E.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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