Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of neurology and an associate dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Medical School. He is chief for the Division of Cognitive Neurology and the director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Pascual-Leone is a practicing cognitive neurologist and researches the mechanisms that control brain plasticity across the life span. He is considered a world leader in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation, where his contributions span from technology development through basic neurobiologic insights from animal studies and modeling approaches, to human proof-of-principle and multicenter clinical trials. Pascual-Leone obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in neurophysiology in 1984 and 1985 respectively, both from the Faculty of Medicine of Freiburg University in Germany. He also trained at the University of Minnesota, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Cajal Institute of the Spanish Research Council.