Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D. received his primary education in Iran, and his secondary education in Iran, England and in the United States. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomathematics (1996) from the U.C.L.A., a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco (U.C.S.F.) (1997), and a M.M.Sc. in Clinical Investigation from the Harvard Medical School (HMS)-MIT HST program. Dr. Atri completed medicine internship at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), neurology residency at the HMS Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-BWH Partners program, and post-doctoral fellowships in Memory Disorders & Dementia at MGH/HMS, Cognitive & Computation Neurosciences at Boston University, and a clinical & translational medicine fellowship aimed at neurotherapeutic imaging biomarker and drug discovery in Alzheimer’s disease at HMS. Dr. Atri is currently Associate Director for Clinical Programs at the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the ENRM Bedford VA Medical Center, Assistant in Neurology at the Memory Disorders Unit and MA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at MGH, and Instructor in Neurology at HMS. Dr Atri also co-directs the Patient–Doctor II Neurology Clinical Skills Supercourse at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Atri’s has a long record of conducting cognitive neuroscience and clinical studies, and his laboratory’s (www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/atrilab/) mission statement reads: "To use a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, the tools of computational modeling, clinical pharmacology, and cognitive neuroscience to link ideas, integrate knowledge, and devise novel approaches and quantitative solutions that translate clinically to optimize brain aging and cognitive functions, and affect improvements in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with cognitive impairments, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease".
Biography Updated on 11 July 2011