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  • Elliott Mufson, PhD

    Professor, Neurobiology (602) 406-8525

    Elliot Mufson, PhD, is the director of the Alzheimer’s disease research laboratory at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Mufson’s expertise includes Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative disease. He is a member of the Society of Neuroscience, American Association of Anatomists, International Brain Research Organization and the International Alzheimer’s Association.

    Dr. Mufson received his doctorate from Downstate Medical Center, New York, in biological psychology and he was a research fellow in neurology at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.

    Dr. Mufson’s research includes trophic factors in aging and Alzheimer’s disease, central cholinergic systems in Alzheimer’s disease, and neuroanatomy of cortical and limbic areas in primate brain.

    Education & Training
    • Visiting Fellow, Heinz Werner Institute, Clark University, Biological Psychology, 1977-1978
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Neurology and Neuroanatomy, 1978-1981
    • PhD, Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York (SUNY), 1977
    • MA, Kansas State University, 1971
    • BA, Hunter College, 1969
    Professional Memberships
    • Society for Neuroscience
    • American Association of Anatomists
    • International Brain Research Organization
    • International Alzheimer’s Association
    Honors and Awards
    • Alzheimer’s Research Award, Fidelity Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009-2010
    • Institute for Scientific Information ISI Award as top 100 most “Highly Cited Researcher” in Neuroscience, 2002
    • Alzheimer’s Research Award, Fidelity Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002-2004
    • American Health Assistance Foundation Award, 1989-1992
    • Award for Alzheimer’s Disease, Arizona Disease Control Commission, 1987-1990
    • Faculty Scholar Award, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 1984-1987
    • NIH Research Service Award, Harvard Neurology Unit, 1978-1981

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.