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James A.D. Otis, MD, FAAN

Otis JamesDepartment of Neurology

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate 

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Neurology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Fellowship (1990-1991)
  • Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    • Fellowship, Epilepsy/Neurophysiology (1989-1990)
    • Residency, Neurology (1986-1989)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY
    Residency, Medicine (1985-1986)
  • New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    M.D. (1981-1985)
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    A.M., History (1980-1981)
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
    A.B., History and Science (1977-1980)

Scholarly Foci

  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Medical education

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • Association of University Professors of Neurology
    • Member (2001-present)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
    • Member (2001-present)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Member (2001-present)
  • American Headache Society
    • Member (2001-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award (2016-2022)
  • Service Award, American Academy of Neurology (2014)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2009)

Contact Information

Department of Neurology
3300 Main Street, Suite 3C
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated July 2022)