Steven Hersch, M.D., Ph.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
MD Boston University School of Medicine 1985
PhD Boston University 1981
brain imaging; corpus striatum; creatine; genetics; huntington disease; nerve tissue proteins; neuroprotective agents; nuclear proteins; synapses A major focus of Dr. Steve Hersch’s research is to understand the role of the huntingtin protein in the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease. The recipient of federal government grants, Dr. Hersch is also supported by private foundations including the HDSA and the Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF).

Dr. Hersch and collaborators conduct clinical research studies and clinical trials to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s disease. He is developing a translational research program to more rapidly bring research findings into clinical practice. 

Dr. Hersch has had leadership roles in Huntington Study Group (HSG) research.