Professor of Neurology
Affiliations: Duke Department of Neurology, DIBS
Richard Bedlack is an associate professor of medicine/neurology at Duke, director of the Duke ALS Clinic, and chief of neurology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has won awards for teaching and for patient care, including: best neurology teacher at Duke; Health Care Hero; Strength, Hope, and Caring Award; America’s Best Doctors; the American Academy of Neurology’s Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocate of the Year Award, and the ALS Association’s Rasmussen Award for ALS Patient Advocate of the Year. He has received research grants, participated in clinical trials, and published more than 70 articles. He is also a past chair of the North American ALS Research Group, and leader of the international ALSUntangled program, which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off-label treatment options for patients with ALS. Click here for more info.