Dr. Bradley Hyman

Neurologist · Alzheimer's Disease · Boston, Massachusetts
  • 660 Publications

Dr. Bradley Hyman serves as the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Director and the John B. Penny Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on examining the neural system failure underpinning cognitive loss in Alzheimer’s. He also runs a clinical practice in the Memory and Disorder Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Most recently, Dr. Hyman was the co-senior author of a 2018 study unveiling a new way that tau, a protein commonly associated with causing Alzheimer’s disease, makes brain cells malfunction and die. He is a recipient of various awards related to Alzheimer’s research, like the Metropolitan Life Award, the Potamkin Prize, an NIH Merit award, and an Alzheimer’s Association Pioneer Award.

“Our work shows a new way tau might cause brain cells to become impaired. In other systems, disruption of this communication causes cell misfunction and even cell death, so we think this might contribute to neuronal dysfunction and death in Alzheimer’s disease as well”
-Dr. Bradley Hyman


Harvard medical school

John B. Penny Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School


Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Massachusetts general hospital

Director of Memory Disorder Unit

Massachusetts General Hospital


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Northwestern University

Medical Degree

University of Iowa


University of Iowa


Dr. Bradley Hyman has been involved in 660 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Bradley Hyman is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital at 114 16th Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts.