Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.
P R O G R A M D I R E C T O R
The CRC Program Director is responsible for the day-to day administration of the CRC. He is assisted in his role by two Assistant Program Directors, Janet Mullington, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, and Christos Mantzoros, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine.
Professor of Neurology
Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone has overall administrative and scientific responsibility for the operation of the Beth Israel Deaconess CRC. He also serves as a resource for investigators seeking to do research in the CRC and is a member of the Division of Behavioral Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
- Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
- Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry and Neurobiology at Boston University
- Adjunct Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard University
Berenson-Allen Center Director
In addition to his role in the CRC, Dr. Pascual-Leone is Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. His clinical research interest is in understanding neural plasticity at a systems level as the reason for development and learning, the cause of disease, and as a mechanism of functional recovery of the nervous system.
Dr. Pascual-Leone's work explores the possibility of using non invasive modulation methods such as
TMS and tDCS for clinically relevant therapeutic effects in neuropsychiatry and neurorehabilitation.