About Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD

Craig Blackstone has been Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School since 2020. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Chicago as well as MD and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After a neurology residency in the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program, Dr. Blackstone pursued clinical fellowship training in movement disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral research training in neurobiology with Dr. Morgan Sheng at Harvard Medical School and HHMI. In 2001, Dr. Blackstone joined the National Institutes of Health, rising to Senior Investigator and Cell Biology Section Chief within the NINDS Neurogenetics Branch, where his group investigated the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying inherited movement disorders. He was also long-time Director of the NIH MD-PhD Partnership Training Program. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and an elected Fellow and past Vice President of the American Neurological Association.

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Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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Medical Education

  • M.D.; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/craig.blackstone.1/bibliography/public/

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