Thomas L. Kemper, M.D.

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Phone: 617-414-5287
Fax: 617- 414-7207
Location: 72 East Concord St, R-1014E

Thomas L. Kemper. M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine with residency training in internal medicine at the Rush-Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. His residency training in Neurology was at Tufts University with further training in neuropathology and neuroanatomy at the Boston City Hospital (with D. Denny-Brown), the Harvard Medical School (with P. Yakovlev), and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kemper’s main interests are in  brain development, the neuropathology of aging in the monkey brain, and in the anatomy of infantile autism. This research is funded by the NIH.

Recent Publications

Peters A, Kemper T (2012) A review of the structural alterations in the cerebral hemispheres of the aging rhesus monkey, Neurobiology of Aging 33:2357-2372.

Fatemi SH, Aldinger KA, Ashwood P, Bauman ML, Blaha CD, Blatt GJ, Chauhan A, Chauhan V, Dager SR, Dickson PE, Estes AM, Goldowitz D, Heck DH, Kemper TL, King BH, Martin LA, Millen KJ, Mitteman G, Mosconi MW, Persico AM, Sweeney JA, Webb SJ, Welch J (2012)  Consensus paper: pathological role of the cerebellum in autism.  Cerebellum 11:777-807.

Desikan RS, Sabuncu MR, Schmansky NJ, Reuter M, Cabral HJ, Hess CP, Weiner MW, Biffi A, Anderson CD, Rosand J, Salat DH, Kemper TL, Dale AM, Sperling RA, Fischl B; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2010) Selective disruption of the cerebral neocortex in Alzheimer’s disease. PLoS One 23:5(9).

Lister JP, Blatt GJ, Kemper TL, Tonkiss J, Debassio WA, Galler JR, Rosene DL (2011)
Prenatal protein malnutrition alters the proportion but not numbers of parvalbumin-immunoreactive interneurons in the hippocampus of the adult Sprague-Dawley rat. Nutr Neurosci 14:165-78.

Oblak AL, Rosene DL, Kemper TL, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ (2011) Altered posterior cingulate cortical cyctoarchitecture, but normal density of neurons and interneurons in the posterior cingulate cortex and fusiform gyrus in autism. Autism Res 4:200-11.

Fatemi SH,  Aldinger KA, Ashwood P, Bauman ML, Blaha CD, Blatt GJ, Chauhan A, Chauhan V, Dager SR, Dickson PE, Estes AM, Goldowitz D, Heck DH, Kemper TL, King BH, Martin LA, Millen KJ, Mittleman G, Mosconi MW, Persico AM, Sweeney JA, Webb SJ, Welch J (2011) The roll of cerebellum in autism.  (In Press)

Kemper TL (2011) Neuropathology at the Harvard Neurological Unit at the Boston City Hospital, Togethter with the Life Story of Paul Ivan Yakovlev, In: The Cradle of American Neurology. The Harvard Neurological Unit at the Boson City Hospital, Dawson DM,  Sabin T, (eds.), Hollis Publishing, Inc., Hollis NH. Pp 171-179.

Peters A, Kemper TL (2012) A review of the structural alterations in the cerebral hemispheres of the aging rhesus monkey, Neurobiology of Aging (In press).