Bradford C. Dickerson, MD, MMSc

Title: Director, Frontotemporal Dementias Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital & Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Telephone: (617) 726-5571
Biography:

I am a behavioral neurologist with a background in biomedical engineering and training in clinical investigation.  I have worked closely with the Alzheimer's Association and the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias on educational and outreach efforts.

Please visit: http://dickersonlab.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu & www.ftd-boston.org for more information regarding my work.

Interests:

I have specific clinical interests in disorders of memory, language, visuospatial and social-emotional function, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, progressive aphasias (including primary progressive aphasia), posterior cortical atrophy, frontotemporal dementias and related disorders.

 

I see patients with these and related disorders as part of clinical evaluation and care, as well as for research purposes.  There are many basic aspects of early symptoms and progression in these disorders that are not well understood and so, a large part of my research focuses on the development of new methods for clinical evaluation and measurement of behavior.  In addition, I perform neuroimaging research on the structure and function of brain networks involved in memory and cognitive function in patients with these disorders as well as in cognitively-intact individuals across the age spectrum.

Publications:

Please visit my website for a list of my publications:  http://dickersonlab.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~bradd/pubs.html