Brad Dickerson, M.D.
Dr. Brad Dickerson is a behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist dedicated to the sophisticated, compassionate, and multidisciplinary care of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal Dementia. He is Director of the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, Tommy Rickles Endowed Chair in Progressive Aphasia Research, Director of the Neuroimaging Core of the MGH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Dickerson runs a large, multidisciplinary team of more than 25 clinicians and scientists using advanced brain imaging and behavioral methods to study how memory, language, emotion, and social behaviors change in normal aging and in patients with neurodegenerative disease, with more than $20 million dollars in active funding from the National Institutes of Health. His team also studies new approaches to caregiving. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as many book chapters, and has edited two books on dementia. He is active in mentoring trainees and in teaching, including co-directing the annual Harvard Dementia Course. He is Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Association and is Chair-Elect of the national Medical Advisory Council of the Association for FTD. He has won a number of awards, including the American Academy of Neurology’s Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology.