Claudia Chaves, MD


  • Associate professor of neurology at Tufts Medical School
  • Staff member at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA
  • Medical director of the Lahey Clinic Multiple Sclerosis Center in Lexington, MA
  • Co-director of neurology research for the Lahey Clinic
  • Board certified in cerebrovascular disease and neurology, with additional subspecialty certification in vascular neurology


She has written multiple peer reviewed papers and is involved in numerous research studies with a focus on stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other demyelinating disorders. Dr. Chaves is an editor for the textbook, “Netter’s Neurology.” She has been involved in the teaching of medical students and neurology residents for almost two decades.


Dr. Chaves received her medical degree at the Uberlandia Medical School in Brazil. She did her residency in neurology at New England Medical Center, Boston. She completed a research fellowship at New England Medical Center and a clinical fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, both in cerebrovascular disease. In addition, she did subspecialty training in multiple sclerosis at the Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. She is also a graduate of the Global Clinical Scholar Research Training Program through Harvard Medical School.

A Word From Claudia Chaves, MD

I’m thrilled to be involved with Verywell and contribute to its mission of bringing current and accurate information to the public regarding different neurologic topics. I have had a passionate interest in the topics of stroke and M.S., as well as a deep appreciation and interest in the challenges and treatment opportunities that lay in numerous areas of neurology. The neurological sciences are fields that are in constant evolution, and I look forward to helping in the process of making these recent advances available to everyone.