Michael E. Charness, MD

Professor, Neurology

(617) 323-7700
150 S Huntington Avenue

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, VA Affairs of School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • McGill University, BSc


  • Published on 2/6/2018

    May PA, Chambers CD, Kalberg WO, Zellner J, Feldman H, Buckley D, Kopald D, Hasken JM, Xu R, Honerkamp-Smith G, Taras H, Manning MA, Robinson LK, Adam MP, Abdul-Rahman O, Vaux K, Jewett T, Elliott AJ, Kable JA, Akshoomoff N, Falk D, Arroyo JA, Hereld D, Riley EP, Charness ME, Coles CD, Warren KR, Jones KL, Hoyme HE. Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities. JAMA. 2018 02 06; 319(5):474-482. PMID: 29411031.

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  • Published on 1/3/2018

    Dou X, Menkari C, Mitsuyama R, Foroud T, Wetherill L, Hammond P, Suttie M, Chen X, Chen SY, Charness ME. L1 coupling to ankyrin and the spectrin-actin cytoskeleton modulates ethanol inhibition of L1 adhesion and ethanol teratogenesis. FASEB J. 2018 Mar; 32(3):1364-1374. PMID: 29109170.

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  • Published on 12/28/2017

    Charness ME. The adolescent brain cognitive development study external advisory board. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29311006.

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  • Published on 7/27/2016

    Hoyme HE, Kalberg WO, Elliott AJ, Blankenship J, Buckley D, Marais AS, Manning MA, Robinson LK, Adam MP, Abdul-Rahman O, Jewett T, Coles CD, Chambers C, Jones KL, Adnams CM, Shah PE, Riley EP, Charness ME, Warren KR, May PA. Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2). PMID: 27464676.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Charness ME, Riley EP, Sowell ER. Drinking During Pregnancy and the Developing Brain: Is Any Amount Safe? Trends Cogn Sci. 2016 Feb; 20(2):80-2. PMID: 26801950.

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  • Published on 11/1/2014

    Dou X, Charness ME. Effect of lipid raft disruption on ethanol inhibition of l1 adhesion. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Nov; 38(11):2707-11. PMID: 25421507.

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  • Published on 9/11/2014

    Sowell ER, Charness ME, Riley EP. Pregnancy: No safe level of alcohol. Nature. 2014 Sep 11; 513(7517):172. PMID: 25209788.

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  • Published on 9/10/2013

    Charness ME. Brain surgery for musician's dystonia. Ann Neurol. 2013 Nov; 74(5):627-9. PMID: 23893466.

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  • Published on 2/19/2013

    Dou X, Wilkemeyer MF, Menkari CE, Parnell SE, Sulik KK, Charness ME. Mitogen-activated protein kinase modulates ethanol inhibition of cell adhesion mediated by the L1 neural cell adhesion molecule. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 2; 110(14):5683-8. PMID: 23431142.

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  • Published on 9/28/2012

    Chen S, Charness ME. Ethanol disrupts axon outgrowth stimulated by netrin-1, GDNF, and L1 by blocking their convergent activation of Src family kinase signaling. J Neurochem. 2012 Nov; 123(4):602-12. PMID: 22924694.

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