• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

Cognitive Neurologist/Senior Neurologist, Neurology
Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Career Advancement, BIDMC
Emily Fisher Landau Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
Co-director, Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, Harvard University

Educational History:
AB through MD, Boston University
MA, Honorary, Harvard University

Clinical Interests/Program Development:
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology in general with a special focus on developmental cognitive disorders in adult patients

Brief Narrative:
Dr. Galaburda received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University, and trained in Medicine under Norman Levinsky and in Neurology under Norman Geschwind, both at the Boston City Hospital (currently the Boston Medical Center). He received board certification in Internal Medicine in 1976 and in Neurology in 1977. Dr. Galaburda is the Emily Fisher-Landau Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School. His clinical and research expertise has been in the field of cognitive neurology, with a special focus on learning and attention disorders, as they affect adults. He has published over 180 scientific articles and several books on these subjects, and has received many prizes and honors for his contributions to medical knowledge. He led as the chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology between 1989 and 2015, at which time he stepped down to dedicate his time to other academic pursuits, as well as to the topic of diversity and health care disparities. He is still active in clinical practice and highly involved in the education of cognitive neurologists, neuropsychiatrists and neuropsychologists. He works as the Co-Director of the Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) at Harvard University; MBB is an interdisciplinary community of faculty from across Harvard University which engages in research and other academic activities aimed at elucidating the structure, function, evolution, development, aging, and pathology of the brain in the context of human behavior, genetics, and society.

Research Interests:
The biological basis of developmental dyslexia

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Cognitive science, psychology, language, thought, development, social justice