Victor Alvarez

Director of Lab Operations, BU CTE Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University Avedisian & Chobanian School of Medicine

Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Building 18, Bedford, MA 01730


Dr. Alvarez completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College and earned his MD from St. George’s University. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.  He completed fellowship training in Oncologic Surgical Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and General Surgical Pathology at Danbury Hospital.  He completed his Neuropathology fellowship training at Brown University.  Dr. Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University and manages laboratory operations at the Bedford VA Hospital and the Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration. He is a member of the New England Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VISN-1) Brain Banks and the Brain Banks for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and Framingham Heart Study.

Research Interests

Dr. Alvarez’s research interests center on the relationship between neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases.  Much of his current work centers on standardizing brain banking protocols between the various centers.  He is an acting neuropathologist involved with the brain banks for the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center, CTE Center, Framingham Heart Study, as well as the PTSD brain bank.

Awards and Memberships

Dr. Alvarez is a member of the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

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