Martin L. Albert, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Albert is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center. He earned his M.D. degree in 1963 at Tufts Medical School and went on to receive his Ph.D. in Neuropsychology in 1971 from the University of Paris. He counts among his mentors Norman Geschwind and Henry Hecaen in behavioral neurology, and Harold Goodglass and Edith Kaplan in neuropsychology. He has served as National Director of Biomedical Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Science Consultant to the President of the United States in the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. His current research focuses on novel approaches to aphasia therapy, including pharmacotherapy, and on the language and communication capabilities of healthy elderly people. His eight books and more than 150 scientific journal articles are in the fields of behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience, with a special emphasis on aphasia, dementia, language in aging, and the aging brain.