Daniel Pelletier MD

Professor (Adjunct) of Neurology; Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Center and Neuro-Immunology Division; Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Biographical Info

Daniel Pelletier, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Diagnostic Radiology; Chief of the Division of Neuro-Immunology and the Yale University Multiple Sclerosis Center; and Director of the Advanced Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Laboratory, Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pelletier’s research, which involves magnetic resonance spectroscopy at high and very high-field strength, has been funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), the National Institutes of Health, and the Immune Tolerance Network. His research effort is to implement new and innovative neuroimaging projects aimed at defining predictive tools for monitoring and phenotyping the progression of multiple sclerosis. Potential MRI surrogate markers could then be applied to future clinical trials to measure drug efficacy and ultimately to improve patient care in clinical practice. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Brain, Annals of Neurology, British Medical Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuroimage, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Human Brain Mapping, Neurology, and Human Molecular Genetics. After 3 years of advanced research training in multiple sclerosis at McGill University and at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Pelletier joined the Department of Neurology at UCSF in 2001. In 2005, he received the Harry Weaver Neuroscientist Scholar Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Before joining Yale University in early 2011, Dr. Pelletier was the Andy and Debbie Rachleff Distinguished Professor of Neurology at UCSF.

Education & Training

Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1985)
Universite Laval (1994)
University Laval, Neurology (1994 - 1998)
McGill University, MR Spectroscopy (1998 - 1999)
University of California, San Francisco, Neurology and Radiology (1999 - 2001)

Honors & Recognition

  • Andy and Debbie Rachleff Distinguished Professor of Neurology
    University of California, San Francisco (2009)
  • Harry Weaver Neuroscientist Scholar Award
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2005)

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