Clinical Interests
  • Memory disorders
  • Olfactory disorders
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
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Mark 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.

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Research & Publications

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

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View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • 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.


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