Neurological Ailments of U.S. Presidents

Drawing of a brain, left side in black and white, right side in color.

What has been explained, what has been hidden

Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD

Dr. Nicholas J. Silvestri headshot.

Presented on
Feb. 26, 2020
Noon-1 p.m. EST

The men who have led our nation have experienced neurological conditions — including migraines, Alzheimer’s disease and strokes — that have at times significantly affected their ability to carry out official duties.  With this webinar, you will be able to put a human face on these diseases while learning several examples of the unusual role neurological disorders have played in U.S. presidential history.

About Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD
Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD ‘04, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, completed an internship in internal medicine, residency in neurology, and a fellowship in clinical neuromuscular medicine at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been on faculty at the University at Buffalo since 2009. He has been the director of the adult neurology residency training program since 2011 and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education since 2018. He is board-certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Over the past several years, his research interests have included myasthenia gravis, diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, statin-induced myopathies, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Silvestri is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents and has received teaching awards in 2011 and 2013.