Andrew E. Budson

Associate Director of the BU ADRC
ORE Core Leader

M.D. from Harvard Medical School
VA Boston Healthcare System

Chief, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology and
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, VA Boston Healthcare System
Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
Lecturer in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Andrew E. Budson received his B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Haverford College (1988) and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School (1993). He served as an intern in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1993-94).  He was resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at the Harvard-Longwood Program (1994-97). He was a Clinical Fellow in Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1997-99) and a Research Fellow in Psychology at Harvard University (1997-2000).  He began as the Clinical Director of the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Bedford VA Hospital in 2004 and later served as overall Bedford GRECC Director (2008-2010).  After serving a year as Bedford’s Acting Chief of Staff (2009-2010) he moved to the VA Boston Healthcare System as Deputy Chief of Staff in 2010.  In 2012 he became the Associate Chief of Staff for Education. He is Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Consultant Neurologist at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Budson has had continual NIH research funding since 1998, receiving a National Research Service Award and a Career Development Award in addition to a Research Project (R01) grant.  He continues to see patients while teaching fellows, residents, and medical students in his memory disorders clinic at VA Boston.  He is board-certified in Neurology.

Dr. Budson’s curriculum vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Budson’s research interests include understanding memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.  His recent work in patients with Alzheimer’s disease has focused on reducing false memories and using strategies, pictures, and music to enhance memory. More about his research can be found in his laboratory, the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.

ADC Role

Dr. Budson is the Associate Director for Research at the BU ADRC and the Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core.


Dr. Budson was chosen to give the first Annual Laird Cermak Memorial Lecture and has been invited to speak around the world, including at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Queen Square, London.

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