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

Mandell AM, Green RC.  Alzheimer’s Disease. In Kowall NW, Budson A (Eds). The Handbook of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. 2011 [Book]

Gan JJ, Mandell AM, Otis JA, Holmuhamedova M, Perloff MD. Suspecting Optic Neuritis, Diagnosing Bartonella Cat Scratch Disease. Arch Neurol 2011 Jan; 68(1): 122-26. [PDF]

Mandell AM. The Mental Status Examination in the Elderly. In Albert ML, Knoefel JE (Eds). Clinical Neurology of Aging, 3rd Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. [Book]

Nair AK, Gavett BE, Damman M, Dekker W, Green RC, Auerbach S, Mandell AM, Steinberg E, Hubbard EJ, Jefferson AJ, Stern RA.  Clock Drawing Test: Ratings by Dementia Specialists – Interrater Reliability and Diagnostic Accuracy. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2010 Winter; 22(1): 85-92. [PDF]

Pugh MJ, Cramer JA, Knoefel J, Charbonneau A, Mandell AM, Kazis L, Berlowitz DR. Potentially inappropriate drugs for elderly patients with epilepsy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Mar; 52(3): 417-22. [PDF]