What is a Neurologist? What is a Behavioral Neurologist?

Professional Responsibilities

1985 – Present

Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)

Corresponding Member in Neurology (2018 – Present)
Instructor in Neurology, Part-time (1985-2018)

1998 – Present

Staff Neurologist

Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
[teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School]

Board Certification

Certified in NEUROLOGY by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Former Professional Responsibilities

2011 – 2017
Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry

– President (2011-2012)
– Secretary (2012-2017)

1998 – 2006

Consultant in Neurology, Harvard University Health Service, Cambridge, MA

1998 – 2006

Consultant in Neurology, M.I.T. Medical Department/Health Services, Cambridge, MA

1990 – 1997

Course Tutor/Instructor, Human Nervous System and Behavior Course, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1986 – 1998

Private Practice of Neurology, Brookline, MA

1989 – 1990

Behavioral Neurologist, McLean Hospital — State Head Injury Program, Belmont, MA and Waltham, MA

1984 – 1986

Behavioral Neurologist, McLean Hospital — Bridgewater State Hospital Program, Belmont, MA and Bridgewater, MA

1979 – 1980

General Medical Practitioner in Samoa

Education and Training

1983 – 1985: Fellowship

Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology, Boston University Medical School and Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, MA

1980 – 1983: Residency
Residency in Neurology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Winter 1982: Residency
Residency elective in clinical neurological research, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1978 – 1979: Internship
Internship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1974 – 1978: M.D. Degree
M.D. Degree, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Autumn 1977: Externship
Epidemiology Externship, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
1970 – 1974: B.A. Degree
B.A. Degree, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Recipient of the Mylonas Scholarship. Awarded by Washington University to four incoming freshmen who have an outstanding record, the scholarship covers tuition plus a stipend for all four undergraduate years.

Phi Beta Kappa

Magna cum laude

1972 – 1973: Abroad Program
Junior Year Abroad Program, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel



Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 2007

Cranberg LD, Glick TH, Sato L: Do the claims hold up? A study of medical negligence claims against neurologists. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 2007; 4(1): 155-162.


Neurology 2005

Glick TH, Cranberg LD, Hanscom RB, Sato L: Neurologic patient safety: an in-depth study of malpractice claims. Neurology 2005; 65:1284-1286.


Physicians for Human Rights 1993

Traver J, Cranberg L, Stover E, Forbes N: Cruel and Inhuman Treatment: The Use of Four-Point Restraints in the Onondaga County Public Safety Building, Syracuse, New York. Boston, Mass: Physicians for Human Rights; 1993.


Muscle and Nerve 1989

Cranberg LD, Lederman J, Lederman G. Sitting posture and peroneal neuropathy [letter]. Muscle and Nerve 1989; 2:424-425.

Guilford Press, 1988

Cranberg LD, Albert ML: The chess mind. In: Obler LK, Fein D, editors. The Exceptional Brain: Neuropsychology of Talent and Special Abilities. New York: Guilford Press, 1988: 156-190.


Neurology 1987

Cranberg LD, Filley CM, Hart EJ, Alexander MP: Acquired aphasia in childhood: clinical and CT investigations. Neurology 1987; 37:1165-1172.


Archives of Neurology 1987

Filley CM, Cranberg LD, Alexander MP, Hart EJ: Neurobehavioral outcome after closed head injury in childhood and adolescence. Archives of Neurology 1987; 44:194-198.


Neurology 1979

Cranberg L: Femoral neuropathy from iliac hematoma: report of a case. Neurology 1979; 29(7):1071-2.

Organizational Affiliations

(partial listing)

Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry

President (2011 – 2012)
Secretary (2012 – 2017)

Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology

American Academy of Neurology

Foreign Languages




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