Richard Restak, M.D., currently serves as clinical professor of neurology at George Washington Hospital University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as a member of the clinical faculty at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Overhoiser Division of Training, Department of Psychiatry, in Washington, D.C. In addition to his teaching roles, he maintains a private practice in neurology and neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Restak is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training in New York at St. Vincent’s Hospital and in Washington, D.C. at Mount Sinai Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, and George Washington Hospital. Dr. Restak’s activity in professional organizations has included fellowships in the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and three years as president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. He has received two major awards in his field, Georgetown University Medical School’s Linacre Medal for Humanity and Medicine in 1995 and Chicago Neurosurgical Center's "Decade Of The Brain Award” in 1992.
Called “one of the world’s most important scientific thinkers” by Scientific American Magazine, Dr. Restak is also a prolific author. He has written more than 18 books on the human brain (two of which were main selections of the Book-of-the-
Dr. Restak will be the first speaker in a new Adelphi lecture series, “Technology’
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