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Carl B. Heilman, MD accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Neurosurgery
NPI # 1649229907
Gender Male
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St.
Box 178
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5860
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Honors + Awards

2018, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2017, Society of University Neurosurgeons Distinguished Service Award
2017, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2016, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2015, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2014, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2013, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report
Alden Scholar
Doane Scholar
John S. Craig Award
Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude

Publications + National Presentations


Carl Heilman MD is the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center. He is a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. Internationally renowned for neurosurgical excellence, Dr. Heilman specializes in surgery for skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, schwannomas and Chiari 1 malformations. He has served as the President of the North American Skull Base Surgery Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, and the New England Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Heilman is board certified in Neurosurgery.

News, Media + Videos

Lila Blackington

Lila’s story: An 11-year-old with an incredibly generous heart

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Woman standing outside in the early morning

Making spine surgery easy

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Colleen after her treatment for Cushing's disease

Colleen Piccirillo's story: An unexpected find that saved her life

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Pituitary stock

Cyndi Kenyon's story: Saved by my super-surgeon.

Learn about the pituitary gland
Tom Doyle, pituitary tumor patient.

A path paved with humor and gratitude

Read how humor helped Tom
A drawing of a care team member for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

Tufts MC hosts regional neurosurgery boot camp for interns, leaders impart fundamental skills.

Learn about the training
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2016

Boston magazine honors 2016 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2016 Boston magazine Top Doctors
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2015

Boston magazine honors 2015 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2015 Boston magazine Top Doctors
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2014

Boston magazine honors 2014 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2014 Boston magazine Top Doctors
A nurse and her patient at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Tufts Medical Center and ATON Partners Announce Formation of CereVasc, LLC.

CereVasc LLC Formation
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2013

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have Boston's "Top Doctors”

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Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2017

Boston Magazine honors 2017 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2017 Boston Magazine Top Doctors
Dr. Clarissa Yang on the cover of 2019 Boston Magazine Top Doctor issue.

2019 “Top Doctors” at Tufts MC and Floating Hospital

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