Laura R Ment MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology) and of Neurology; Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Biographical Info

Laura R. Ment, M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, Yale University School of Medicine. A graduate of Brown University and Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Ment received her training in both pediatrics and pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Her clinical interests include neonatal brain injury in both preterm and term infants, including intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular white matter injury, neonatal seizures, stroke and neurogenetic developmental disorders. Dr. Ment also evaluates and cares for patients with developmental delay, epilepsy and neurogenetic disorders.

A former member of the NANDS Council of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH and Chair of its Clinical Trial Subcommittee, Dr. Ment’s research interests include adaptive mechanisms of developing brain. She is the principal investigator of two multicenter clinical studies exploring prevention of injury in preterm neonates, the long-term neurodevelopmental and neuroimaging sequelae of preterm birth and the genetic mechanisms responsible for these changes. Her most recent magnetic resonance studies investigate neural connectivity and GABA-edited magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the developing preterm brain.

Education & Training

Tufts University (1973)
Visiting Fellow
Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, Pediatric Neurology (1979 - 1979)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Pediatrics (1974 - 1976)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Pediatric Neurology (1976 - 1979)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Pediatrics (1973 - 1974)
Board Certification
Neurology with Special Qual in Child Neurology, Board Certified  (1980)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (1979)

Honors & Recognition

  • Francis Gilman Blake Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Leah Lowenstein Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (2009)
  • NINDS Council
    NIH (2005 - 2009)
  • AMWA Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Chair, Clinical Trials Subcommittee
    NINDS Council NINDS (2009)
  • Leah Lowenstein Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (1998)

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