Thomas Perls

Thomas Perls is a professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine with expertise in healthy aging and exceptional longevity. 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.

Mind and Body

A doctor says masks are vital for 1 "stealth" reason

COVID-19’s middle name should be “stealth.”

mask on/mask off

Should we wear masks or not?

An expert sorts through the confusion

Personal space

Social distancing is the best tool we've got in this fight

Geriatrician Thomas Perls explains how this crucial tool works.