Craig D. Blackstone, M.D., Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Craig Blackstone is Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was a Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for nearly two decades. His research group investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hereditary neurological movement disorders. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, as well as an elected Fellow and former Vice President of the American Neurological Association (ANA). He has held numerous other leadership positions in the ANA, including on its Executive Council, Education Innovation Committee, Nominations Committee, Professional Development Committee, Translational and Clinical Research Course Committee, Web Governance Committee, and Research Careers Reimagined Subcommittee. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He received the NIH Director's Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award in 2012 and the NINDS Director’s Diversity Achievement Award in 2018. In 2022, he was elected to  the National Academy of Medicine.