Chief, Director | Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Dr. Merit Cudkowicz is the Chief of Neurology at Mass General, Director of Neurological Clinical Research Institute and the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder and Former Co-chair of Northeast ALS Consortium. Dr. Cudkowicz’s research and clinical activities are dedicated to the study and treatment of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Cudkowicz directs the Massachusetts General Hospital ALS Program and the Massachusetts General Hospital Neurological Clinical Research Institute. She is one of the founders and former co-director of the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS).
Dr. Cudkowicz received the American Academy of Neurology 2009 Sheila Essay ALS award. She is a pioneer in promoting and developing more efficient methods of developing new therapies for people with ALS. A dedicated educator, Dr. Cudkowicz mentors many young neurologists in clinical investigation of ALS and related neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Cudkowicz completed her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained a medical degree in the Health Science and Technology program of Harvard Medical School. She served her internship at Beth Israel Hospital in New York and her neurology residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General. She also obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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