Kenneth Fischbeck

Branch Chief

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Kenneth  Fischbeck

Dr. Fischbeck received A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University and an M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins. After a medical internship at Case Western Reserve University and a neurology residency at the University of California in San Francisco, he did postdoctoral research on muscular dystrophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1982 he joined the faculty in the Neurology Department at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. In 1998 he came to the NIH as Chief of the Neurogenetics Branch at NINDS. He has received the American Academy of Neurology Cotzias Award; the American Neurological Association Jacoby Award; and the NIH Outstanding Mentor, Distinguished Investigator, and Director’s Awards; and he has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

His laboratory is studying the mechanisms of hereditary neurological and neuromuscular disorders with the goal of developing treatments for these diseases.


Dr Fischbeck is Chief of the Neurogenetics Branch at NINDS and a TREAT-NMD STAC member.

Neurogenetics Branch, NINDS
35-2A1000, 35 Convent Dr.
Bethesda, MD
United States of America

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