Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology; Director of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Clinical Core; Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Robert Stern is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, one of 29 Alzheimer’s research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Stern is also co-founder of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at BU. His major areas of funded research include the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, driving and dementia, thyroid-brain relationships, and the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes.
Dr. Stern has also published on various aspects of cognitive assessment and is the senior author of many widely used neuropsychological tests. He has received several NIH and other national and local grants, has 250 scientific publications, and is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to being a researcher, administrator, and educator, Dr. Stern is a clinician specializing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and also works directly with family members and other dementia caregivers providing assistance through the difficult journey of dementia care.
Dr. Stern has appeared frequently in national and international media, including CNN, NPR, ABC (Frontline, GMA, Nightly News), Fox, USA Today, New York Times, and others, for his work on Alzheimer’s disease as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).