John Growdon, M.D.


Neurologist
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director
Memory and Movement Disorders Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1965
alzheimer's disease; amyloid beta-peptides; apolipoproteins e; clinical neurology; dementia; lewy body disease; neuropharmacology; parkinsons's disease Dr. Growdon founded the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (http://madrc.mgh.harvard.edu) funded by the National Institute on Aging and currently serves as the Director of the Memory Disorders Unit, which is the clinical arm of the Center.  He is also Director of the Movement Disorders Unit, which is the clinical unit for the MGH Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson Disease Research funded by the National Institute for Neurologic Diseases and Stroke.  His research interests center on the clinical neurology and neuropharmacology of Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases, along with efforts to uncover biologic markers of these disease that could lead to improved diagnostic accuracy and treatment.