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General Neurology
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New York, NY 10065
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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology

Education/Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1976

Honors and Awards

1972

B. A. Cum Laude, Honors in Biology

1975

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honorary Society, President Elect 1976

1976

Raven Society, Scholarship and Service Honorary Society of the University of Virginia

1982

NIH Young Investigator Award

1992

Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award, American Neurologic Association

1993

Who’s Who in the East

1994

Who’s Who in the World

1994

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

1995

American Neurologic Association Presidential Symposium Lecturer

1995

Honorary Masters Degree, Harvard University

1996

Andrew Mark Lippard Lecture, Columbia University

1997

Fred Plum Lecture, Cornell Unviersity

1998

American Society for Neurochemistry Plenary Lecture

1999

Temple Research Award, Alzheimer’s Association

1999

Grass Lectureship in Neuroscience

2000

Zenith Award, Alzheimer’s Disease Association

2000

ISI One Hundred Most Highly Cited Researchers in Neuroscience

2000

DANA Alliance for Brain Initiatives

2001

Honored Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who

2001

America’s Top Doctors, Castle and Connolly

2001

Davey Lecture, Northwestern University

2001

Stephens Lecturer, University of Colorado

2001

Porcellati Lecture, European Society of Neurochemistry

2001

Castle Connolly, Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area

2001

Irwin Levy Lecturer, Washington University

2002

America’s Top Doctors, Castle and Connolly

2002

Castle Connolly, Top Doctors  in the New York Metro Area

2002

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2002

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2002

Who’s Who in America

2002

Who’s Who in the World

2002

Who’s Who of Professionals

2002

First Mirapex Award for Translational Research in Parkinson’s Disease

2002

Keynote Lecture, Berlin Neuroscience Forum

2003

Who’s Who in Medicine and  Healthcare

2003

Who’s Who in America

2003

Who’s Who in the World

2003

Castle Connolly, Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area

2003

America’s Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council of America

2003

Druker Lecturer, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University

2003

Institute of Medicine of the National Academy Sciences

2003

Utterback Lecture, University of Tennessee

2004

Who’s Who In America

2004

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2004

America’s Top Doctors, Castle and Connolly

2004

Who’s Who in the World

2004

International Who’s Who of Professionals

2004

Fellow Member of the American Academy of Neurology

2005

Who’s Who in America

2005

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2005

First Vice President, American Neurological Association

2005

Fellow, New York Academy of Science

2005

Whos’ Who in The East

2006

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2006

Who’s Who in the East

2006 - 2007

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2006

Who’s Who in America

2007 – 2008

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2008 – 2009

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2009-2010

Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care

2009

2009

Guide to America’s Top Physicians

Madison Who’s Who

2009

Listed as one of the 50 most cited authors in Alzheimer’s Disease since 1995 by the ISI

2010

Marquis Who’s Who in America

2010

Who’s Who for Executive and Professionals

2009-2010

2000 Outstanding Scientists 2010

2010

Great Minds of the 21st Century

2011

Who’s Who in America

2011

Who’s Who in the East

2011

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2012

Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals

2012

Who’s Who in America

2012

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

2012

America’s Best Doctors

2013

Who’s Who in America

2013

America’s Best Doctors

2013Selected as one of the 400 most influential biomedical researchers based on total citations and h-index (Eur J Clin Inv 43, 1339-65, 2013)

2014

Who’s Who in The East

2014

Who’s Who in America

2014

America’s Best Doctors

2014

Honoris Causa Professor-Univrsity of Szeged

Szeged, Hungary

 

2014

Who’s Who in the East

 

2015

Who’s Who in America

 

2015

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

            

Biography

Titles

Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

University Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College

Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Biography

Dr. M. Flint Beal is an internationally recognized authority on neurodegenerative disorders. He is University Professor  at the Brain and ind Institute of Weill Cornell Medical College.   Dr. Beal received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1976 and did his internship and first year residency in Medicine at New York-Cornell before completing his residency in Neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the neurology faculty at Harvard in 1983. Dr. Beal was Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Neurochemistry laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to Cornell. Dr. Beal's research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Dr. Beal is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific articles and more than 125 books, book chapters and reviews. He serves on the editorial boards of seven journals, the Journal of Neurochemistry, the Annals of Neurology, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology and Neurobiology of Disease. Dr. Beal's research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He has also been working on the development of novel neurochemical assays for assessing oxidative damage for use in clinical trials of new therapies for these disorders, as well as metabolomics for diagnosis.

Dr. Beal is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society and received the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award of the American Neurological Association. He has served on the Council and as Vice President of the American Neurological Association and on the Science Advisory Committees of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, Huntington's Disease Society of America, Parkinson's Disease Study Group, Parkinson' Disease Foundation, Bachman-Strauss Foundation, The ALS Association, and the American Health Assistance Foundation. Dr. Beal is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the Namtional Academy of Sciences.

Selected Recent Papers (downloadable in Adobe Acrobat format*):

Energetics in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases

Mitochondrial DNA mutations in complex I and tRNA genes in Parkinson's disease

Neuroprotective Effects of Creatine in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease

Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in neurodegenerative diseases. Nature 2006;443:787-795

Therapeutic effects of coenzyme Q10 and reduced COQ10 in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine model of Parkinsonism.  J Neurochem 2008; 104:1613-1621

Metabolomic profiling to develop blood biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. Brain. 2008;131:389-96.

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