Alan Mandell, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Phone: 781-687-2646
Fax: 781-687-3515
Location: Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Dr. Mandell obtained his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City then followed with a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the Boston Veterans Administration of the Boston University School of Medicine. He has remained on the faculty of BU. He is board certified in Neurology and is an attending physician at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Bedford, MA.

Research Interests

Dr. Mandell’s research interest is dementia. He is particularly interested in unusual dementia syndrome but focuses his research time primarily on the study of Alzheimer’s disease.

ADC Role

Dr. Mandell has been an investigator for the Boston University HOPE study. He is currently based at the Geriatrics Research Educational & Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Bedford VAMC. He sees patients in Memory Clinic and GRECC Outpatient clinics.


Dr. Mandell has twice been the recipient of the Teaching Excellence award from the Boston University Department of Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and American Neuropsychiatric Association.

Recent Publications

  1. Gan JJ, Mandell AM, Otis JA, Holmuhamedova M, Perloff MD. Suspecting optic neuritis, diagnosing Bartonella cat scratch disease. Arch Neurol. 2011 Jan; 68(1):122-6. PMID: 21220684.
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  2. Mumma MJ, Villanueva GL, Novak RE, Hewagama T, Bonev BP, Disanti MA, Mandell AM, Smith MD. Strong release of methane on Mars in northern summer 2003. Science. 2009 Feb 20; 323(5917):1041-5. PMID: 19150811.
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  3. Raymond SN, Mandell AM, Sigurdsson S. Exotic Earths: forming habitable worlds with giant planet migration. Science. 2006 Sep 8; 313(5792):1413-6. PMID: 16960000.
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  4. Pugh MJ, Cramer J, Knoefel J, Charbonneau A, Mandell A, Kazis L, Berlowitz D. Potentially inappropriate antiepileptic drugs for elderly patients with epilepsy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Mar; 52(3):417-22. PMID: 14962158.
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  5. Jenniskens P, Mandell AM. Hydrogen emission in meteors as a potential marker for the exogenous delivery of organics and water. Astrobiology. 2004; 4(1):123-34. PMID: 15104908.
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  6. Volicer L, Berman SA, Cipolloni PB, Mandell A. Persistent vegetative state in Alzheimer disease. Does it exist? Arch Neurol. 1997 Nov; 54(11):1382-4. PMID: 9362986.
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  7. Mandell AM, Alexander MP, Carpenter S. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease presenting as isolated aphasia. Neurology. 1989 Jan; 39(1):55-8. PMID: 2642613.
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  8. Katz DI, Alexander MP, Mandell AM. Dementia following strokes in the mesencephalon and diencephalon. Arch Neurol. 1987 Nov; 44(11):1127-33. PMID: 3675244.
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