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Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-1728
Departments
Department of Neurology
Clinical Interests
Memory disorders
Olfactory disorders
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Harvard University
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Neurological Institute of New York
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyMark W. Albers is a neurologist specializing in memory and olfactory disorders. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Harvard University, working in the laboratory of Stuart Schreiber, and an MD degree from the H.S.T. program of Harvard Medical School and M.I.T. He was an internal medicine resident for two years at Massachusetts General Hospital and then trained in neurology at Mass General, and Brigham and Womens Hospital, where he was one of the first chief residents for the Partners neurology residency program. Following clinical training, he resumed basic research studies in the laboratory of Richard Axel and practiced behavioral neurology in the Memory Disorders Center at the Neurological Institute, affiliated with Columbia University.  Following this training, he returned to Mass General where he sees outpatients in the Memory Disorders Unit and attends on the inpatient neurologic wards. His clinical research is focused on devising sensitive probes of olfactory function as a possible biomarker for early neurodegenerative disease and directly converting olfactory neuronal precursor cells from the nose into brain neurons to develop cell-based models of neurologic disease. He is a member of the Translational Neuroscience committee of the American Academy of Neurology.

ResearchThe goal of the research in the Albers lab is to elucidate the pathogenic actions and physiological functions of genes implicated in neurodegenerative disease.

Read more about the Albers Lab.

Albers honored with Wilkens endowed chair

Mark Albers, MD, PhD, of the Department of Neurology, was named the first incumbent of the Frank Wilkens, Jr. and Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-1728
Fax: 617-724-1480

Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-1728
Fax: 617-724-1480

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