Philip H. Montenigro graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston University’s Metropolitan College. While in college he worked full-time for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Philip joined the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center (CTEC) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Center as an intern over five years ago, in the summer of 2010. During the time since then, he successfully applied for, and later matriculated to, the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at the Boston University School of Medicine. As an M.D./Ph.D. graduate student, Philip currently studies brain trauma as a cause of neurodegeneration with the CTEC.
He is involved with all of the CTEC’s clinical research studies including the Brain Donation Registry, and the LEGEND, CONTACT, and DETECT studies. He is particularly interested in the network perspective, combining neuropsychological tests with neuroimaging studies. Other areas of fascination include discerning exposure variables and risk models for CTE in order to better understand the anatomical, clinical, and neuropathological progression of the disease.
His hobbies include reading biographies and autobiographies as well as rare book collecting. He has assembled a unique library of texts regarding head trauma related neuro-degeneration, including some from as early as the 1800’s. He is currently writing a monograph about the historical origins of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in America.
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