M. Flint Beal, M.D.

University Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
New York, New York

Dr. M. Flint Beal is University Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University – New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Dr. Beal received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1976 and did his residency in Neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Beal was Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to Weill Cornell as Chairman of Neurology and Neuroscience. Dr. Beal’s research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Dr. Beal is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific articles and more than 125 books, book chapters and reviews.  He serves on the editorial boards of nine journals and is Associate Editor of Annals of Clinical  and Translational Neurology. Dr. Beal is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society and received the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award of the American Neurologic Association. Dr. Beal is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.


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