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Professor of Medicine, Boston University

Thomas Perls is a professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and is a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Perls is among the international leaders in the field of human exceptional longevity. He is founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians and their families in the world. He is also a principal investigator of the 3 NIA-funded studies of human longevity. Dr. Perls is also a vocal critic of the "anti-aging" industry.


  • –present
    Professor of Medicine, Boston University


Fellow, American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America. Numerous society honors and awards.