Dr. Thomas T. Perls MD Internist

Dr. Thomas Perls is an internist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Boston Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Perls accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 164 doctors at Boston Medical Center who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Interests: Longevity, Genotype, Morbidity, Health Status, Cohort Studies, Life Expectancy, Aging, Alleles

Hospital Affiliation

Boston Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986–1989

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, 1990–1992

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Class of 1986


Other Training, Biology, 1982


Other Training, Quantitative Methods, 1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Annual Malford Thewlis Lecture in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center University of Rhode Island
2009

Clinical Investigator Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-wide Competition
2000

Discovery Award for Alzheimer's Disease Research, The T.L.L. Temple Foundation
2001

Employee of the Month, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, CA
1988

Ewald W. Busse Research Award in Gerontological Biomedical Research, International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology
2013

Fellow, American College of Physicians
1997

Fellowship, The National Council on Aging Geriatrics
1982

Fifth Annual Denham Harmon Lectureship in Biomedical Gerontology
2006

Grant Award, AARP-Andrus Foundation
1995

Investigator Award, Deaconess Hospital Department of Medicine
1994

Issue Expert, White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC
1994

Kit Clark Award, Massachusetts Meals on Wheels Association
2001

Medical Issue Expert, President Clinton's Report on the Future of Medicine
1999

MetLife Foundation Mind Alert Award, MetLife Foundation Mind Alert Award
2003

Nathan Shock Excellence in Biology of Aging Center Fellow
1999

Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar in Aging Research Award, American Federation Aging Research and The Alliance for Aging Research
1998

Person to Watch in 2001 for the field of Medical Research, USA Today
2001

Physician's Scientist Award (K12), National Institute on Aging, AG-00294
1995

Research Award, Third and Fourth International Conferences on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
1992

Research Award, Third and Fourth International Conferences on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
1994

Richard Kalish Award for Living to 100, Gerontological Society of America
1999

Senior Scholar Award, Ellison Medical Foundation
2001

Sigma Xi
1982

Solomon Award for Clinical Research, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1989

Trainee Award, American Federation Clinical Research
1992

Publications & Presentations

Genome-wide association study of personality traits in the long life family study.
Bae, H. T.,Sebastiani, P.,Sun, J. X.,Andersen, S. L.,Daw, E. W.,Terracciano, A.,Ferrucci, L.,Perls, T. T.

Health and function of participants in the Long Life Family Study: A comparison with other cohorts.
Newman, A.B., Glynn, N.W., Taylor, C.A., Sebastiani, P., Perls, T.T., Mayeux, R., Christensen, K., Zmuda, J.M., Barral, S., Lee, J.H., Simonsick, E.M., Walston, J.D., Yashin, A.I., Hadley, E.

Genetic Signatures of Exceptional Longevity in Humans.
Sebastiani, P., Solovieff, N., Puca, A., Hartley, S.W., Melista, E., Andersen, S., Dworkis, D.A., Wilk, J.B., Myers, R.H., Steinberg, M.H., Montano, M., Baldwin, C.T., Perls, T.T.

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Insurances Accepted

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

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