David Eidelberg

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David Eidelberg
EducationColumbia University, Harvard Medical School
OccupationPhysician, Scientist
EmployerNorthwell Health
Known forMedical Research

David Eidelberg is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He is a neuroscientist best known for applying functional imaging of the brain to study neurological diseases.

Education and career[edit]

Eidelberg earned his BA at Columbia University in 1977, and his MD from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 1981.[1] After completing residency training in neurology at the Harvard-Longwood Area Training Program, he pursued postdoctoral training as a Moseley Traveling Fellow at the National Hospital, Queen Square, in London, and at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York.

In 1988, Eidelberg joined North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he established the Functional Brain Imaging Laboratory and the Movement Disorders Center. He is Susan & Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neuroscience at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Professor of Molecular Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Feinstein Center for Neurosciences and Director of the NIH Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research at Feinstein.[1] He is also an attending neurologist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.


Eidelberg has studied functional imaging methods to characterize large-scale network abnormalities in brain disease. For example, Eidelberg and his colleagues have used this approach to measure rates of network progression in individuals with prodromal Parkinson's disease[2] and to understand mvoement disorders like dystonia and Tourette syndrome.[3][4]

Awards and boards[edit]

  • American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award, 2010[5]
  • American Parkinson Disease Association Fred Springer Award, 2005
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member: Michael J. Fox Foundation, 2004–present[6]
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member: Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, 2009–present[7]
  • Scientific Director of The Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, 2007–present[8]
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Nuclear Medicine (1999–present),[9] Current Opinion in Neurology (2001–present),[10] and Annals of Neurology (2006–present)[11]
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Neuroscience (2010–present)[12]


  1. ^ a b "Centers of Excellence". The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ Mure, H; Hirano, S; Tang, CC; et al. (2011). "Parkinson's disease tremor-related metabolic network: characterization, progression, and treatment effects". NeuroImage. 54 (2): 1244–53. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.028. PMC 2997135. PMID 20851193.
  3. ^ Carbon, M; Argyelan, M; Habeck, C; et al. (2010). "Increased sensorimotor network activity in DYT1 dystonia: A functional imaging study". Brain. 133 (Pt 3): 690–700. doi:10.1093/brain/awq017. PMC 2842516. PMID 20207699.
  4. ^ Pourfar, M; Feigin, A; Tang, CC; et al. (2011). "Abnormal metabolic brain networks in Tourette syndrome". Neurology. 76 (11): 944–952. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182104106. PMC 3271575. PMID 21307354.
  5. ^ "Past Award Winners". American Academy of Neurology. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Scientific and Special Advisors". Michael J. Fox Foundation. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Scientific Advisory Board". Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Striking at the Causes of Parkinson's" (PDF). The Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Editorial Board". Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Editorial Board". Current Opinion in Neurology. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Editorial Board". Annals of Neurology. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  12. ^ "About The Journal of Neuroscience". The Journal of Neuroscience. Retrieved 5 February 2014.