Bradford Dickerson, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Staff
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 1999
alzheimer's disease; aphasia; aphasia primary progressive; behavior; cerebral cortex; cognition disorders; frontotemporal dementia; hippocampus; language; magnetic resonance imaging; memory; temporal lobe

Brad Dickerson, MD, is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit and Neuroimaging Lab in Boston. He holds the Tom Rickles Chair in Progressive Aphasia Research, and is a behavioral neurologist in the MGH Memory Disorders Unit and Leader of the Neuroimaging Core of the MGH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Dickerson runs a busy weekly clinic caring for patients with various forms of cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as providing training for clinical and research fellows. His research employs quantitative structural, functional, and molecular neuroimaging techniques, in addition to quantitative behavioral assessments, to investigate dementias as well as normal aging. 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 teaching, leading annual courses on cognitive and behavioral neurology and neuroimaging at the American Academy of Neurology and 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 medical advisory council of the national Association for FTD. He has won a number of awards, including the American Academy of Neurology’s Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology.