Laura R Ment MD

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

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Yale Medical Group

Medical Education Staff

Office of Student ResearchVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramNeurology | Pediatrics: Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Specialty Center


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.


  • M.D., Tufts University , 1973

Selected Publication

  • Myers EH, Hampson M, Vohr B, Lacadie C, Frost SJ, Pugh KR, Katz KH, Schneider KC, Makuch RW, Constable RT, Ment LR. Functional connectivity to a right hemisphere language center in prematurely born adolescents. NeuroImage 2010;51:1445-52.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Francis Gilman Blake Award(2001) , Yale University School of Medicine
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