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Richard Finkel, MD

Healthcare Provider
Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Richard S. Finkel, M.D., a leading pediatric neurologist, has joined St. Jude to lead the creation of a Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics. Finkel’s arrival signifies an expansion of the institution’s pediatric catastrophic diseases into neurologic disorders.

Finkel has served as chief of neurology at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and is a professor of neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He joined the St. Jude faculty March 16, 2020. Finkel will also have privileges at Memphis‐based Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and will have an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The three organizations will partner in the creation of a Neuroscience Research Consortium investigating treatments for children with devastating neuromuscular diseases.


Representative Publications:

Multicenter Prospective Longitudinal Study of Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in a Large Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cohort

Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Idebenone reduces respiratory complications in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy