Dr. Michael Tuchman is a board-certified neurologist and board-certified psychiatrist who is currently in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and director of the clinical research center at Palm Beach Neurological Center. Dr. Tuchman graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor's degree and Phi Beta Kappa, then attended the University of Florida School of Medicine where he graduated in 1974 with honors. After medical school, Dr. Tuchman attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he completed a residency in psychiatry.
He worked for the next four years at Alamance Memorial Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and inpatient psychiatry, and was the director of the electroencephalography laboratory. After completing those four years in private practice, he returned to academia and obtained a residency in neurology at Tulane University, and moved to Florida to begin a private practice and clinical research in 1983. Since then he has been actively involved in both clinical practice and clinical research in neurology. He has served as President of the Florida Society of Neurology, has achieved board certifications in both psychiatry and neurology, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
His current clinical research interests include neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and the neurology of pain, especially the interaction between peripheral neuropathy and central pain processing, and the interface between psychiatry and neurology as it impacts behavioral issues in both chronic pain and neurodegeneration. He continues to maintain a private practice, and teaches at both a local and national level. Dr. Tuchman has served as consultant for the following companies: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Eisai Medical Research, Merck & Co., Inc., Forest Laboratories, and GlaxoSmithKline.