Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Edwin S. Lowe Chair in Neurology
Vice Chair, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Director, Montefiore Headache Center
Richard B. Lipton, M.D., is the Edwin S. Lowe Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lipton earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After a medical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he completed his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in neuroepidemiology at Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
His research focuses on cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and migraine headaches. He is the Principal Investigator of the Einstein Aging Study, an NIH funded Program Project, and several R01s. His research focuses on risk factors and biomarkers of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. His recent studies examine cognitive aging across the lifespan with an emphasis on the effects of pain and stress on brain function.
His headache research focuses on the epidemiology of migraine and on clinical trials. His epidemiologic studies have evaluated trigger factors for headache attacks and risk factors for headache progression. Dr. Lipton has published more than 500 original articles, many with trainees. He is a 3 time winner of the H.G. Wolff Award for excellence in headache research from the American Headache Society and the Enrico Greppi award from the European Headache Federation. Dr. Lipton is co-Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, an interdisciplinary subspecialty center focused on headache, patient care, research and education.
Dr. Lipton holds leadership positions in several professional societies. He is a Past-President of the American Headache Society (AHS). He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. He has written 11 books. Dr. Lipton enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, PhD students and fellows. Over the last decade he has mentored 7 CRTP students and 6 K-award recipients. He has received both the CRTP Mentor of the Year Award and the Einstein Faculty Mentoring Award.
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CBS News interviews Dr. Richard Lipton about his new research that finds stress doubles the chance of seniors developing a pre-Alzheimer’s condition.
The Washington Post interviews Dr. Richard Lipton about Einstein Aging Study research presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association conference.