About Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD

Bradley T. Hyman is the John B. Penney, Jr. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He directs the Alzheimer's disease research unit at MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND), with the goal of understanding the neuropathophysiologic and genetic factors that underlie dementia. Dr. Hyman's laboratory studies the anatomical and molecular basis of dementia in Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dr. Hyman received his M.D. and Ph.D. from University of Iowa and he has received the Metropolitan Life Award, the Potamkin Prize, a National Institute on Aging Merit award, and an Alzheimer Association Pioneer Award. He is the current Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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Mass General Neurology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Dr Hyman's research focuses on Alzheimer Disease and Lewy Body Dementias, spanning patient care, diagnostic and therapeutic issues, and neuropathology.  He also directs a basic science program dedicated to understanding the underlying biology of dementias, how genetic risk factors impact the disease, and how to develop new therapies that may help patients.


  • (selected from >500 papers and chapters

    1. de Calignon A, et al Caspase activation precedes and leads to tangles. Nature 2010 Apr 22;464(7292):1201-4

    15. Serrano-Pozo A, et al Beneficial effect of human anti-amyloid-beta active immunization on neurite morphology and tau pathology. Brain. 2010 May;133(Pt 5):1312-27.

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