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Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Neurology Faculty Team

  • AM Barrett

    AM Barrett , MD, FAAN, FANA, FASNR

    Chair, Department of Neurology, UMass Chan Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Chief, Neurology, Central Western MA, VA Healthcare System

    Programs: Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Neurology, Neurological Rehabilitation and Recovery

    Category: Neurology

    Right Brain Research with AM Barrett, MD AM Barrett, MD, is a cognitive neurologist and neurorehabilitationist, and her research is focused on spatial cognition, right brain rehabilitation, and unawareness of deficits.

    Barrett, MD, and her collaborators are pioneers and US leaders in spatial neglect rehabilitation. Her work demonstrates that when powerful right brain systems are damaged, hidden disabilities occur affecting functional vision, strength, and mobility as well as adaptive navigation. These problems devastate daily activities and can be dramatically improved with spatial retraining while wearing off-the-shelf optical prisms.

    Dr. Barrett has trained hundreds of clinicians and led the treatment of thousands of patients, many of whom are relieved of spatial neglect symptoms, even years after stroke. The goal of her current, multisite, Veteran Administration-funded research is to identify a brain-based biomarker that can be used to personalize and facilitate spatial neglect care.

  • Brian Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA

    Brian Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA , Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations


    Programs: Stroke and Vascular Neurology

    Category: Neurology

    Academic Profile                    Physician Profile

    - fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, University of Western Ontario
    - residency training in neurology at UMass Chan Medical School
    - medical degree from McGill University in Montreal Canada