Dr. Alvarez completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College and earned his MD from St. George’s University. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, fellowship training in Oncologic Surgical Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, General Surgical Pathology at Danbury Hospital, and Neuropathology fellowship training at Brown University. Dr. Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University and manages laboratory operations at the Bedford VA Hospital and the Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration. He is a member of the New England Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VISN-1) Brain Banks and the Brain Banks for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Framingham Heart Study.
Dr. Alvarez’s research interests center on the relationship between neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases. Much of his current work centers on standardizing brain banking protocols between the various centers. He is an acting neuropathologist involved with the brain banks for the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center, CTE Center, and Framingham Heart Study as well as the PTSD brain bank.
- Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
- Published on 12/5/2020
Cherry JD, Meng G, Daley S, Xia W, Svirsky S, Alvarez VE, Nicks R, Pothast M, Kelley H, Huber B, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD. CCL2 is associated with microglia and macrophage recruitment in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Dec 05; 17(1):370. PMID: 33278887.
- Published on 9/17/2020
Adams JW, Alosco ML, Mez J, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Kubilius C, Cormier KA, Mathais R, Nicks R, Kelley HJ, Saltiel N, Uretsky M, Nair E, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Association of probable REM sleep behavior disorder with pathology and years of contact sports play in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 12; 140(6):851-862. PMID: 32939646.
- Published on 8/22/2020
Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Alosco ML, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC. Reply to "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Primary Age-Related Tauopathy". Ann Neurol. 2020 11; 88(5):1052-1053. PMID: 32754941.
- Published on 8/11/2020
Alosco ML, Cherry JD, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Baucom Z, Kowall NW, Saltiel N, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Stein TD, McKee AC. Characterizing tau deposition in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): utility of the McKee CTE staging scheme. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 10; 140(4):495-512. PMID: 32778942.
- Published on 8/4/2020
Spencer KR, Foster ZW, Rauf NA, Guilderson L, Collins D, Averill JG, Walker SE, Robey I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, McKee AC, Kowall NW, Brady CB, Stein TD. Neuropathological profile of long-duration amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in military Veterans. Brain Pathol. 2020 Nov; 30(6):1028-1040. PMID: 32633852.
- Published on 7/2/2020
Cherry JD, Kim SH, Stein TD, Pothast MJ, Nicks R, Meng G, Huber BR, Mez J, Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Farrell K, Alvarez VE, McKee AC, Crary JF. Evolution of neuronal and glial tau isoforms in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Brain Pathol. 2020 09; 30(5):913-925. PMID: 32500646.
- Published on 6/1/2020
Cho H, Hyeon SJ, Shin JY, Alvarez VE, Stein TD, Lee J, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Ryu H, Seo JS. Alterations of transcriptome signatures in head trauma-related neurodegenerative disorders. Sci Rep. 2020 06 01; 10(1):8811. PMID: 32483284.
- Published on 2/19/2020
Friedberg JS, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Xia W, Standring OJ, Alvarez VE, Nicks R, Svirsky S, Meng G, Jun G, Ryu H, Au R, Stein TD. Associations between brain inflammatory profiles and human neuropathology are altered based on apolipoprotein E e4 genotype. Sci Rep. 2020 02 19; 10(1):2924. PMID: 32076055.
- Published on 11/26/2019
Minaeva O, Hua N, Franz ES, Lupoli N, Mian AZ, Farris CW, Hildebrandt AM, Kiernan PT, Evers LE, Griffin AD, Liu X, Chancellor SE, Babcock KJ, Moncaster JA, Jara H, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Guermazi A, Latour LL, McKee AC, Soto JA, Anderson SW, Goldstein LE. Nonhomogeneous Gadolinium Retention in the Cerebral Cortex after Intravenous Administration of Gadolinium-based Contrast Agent in Rats and Humans. Radiology. 2020 02; 294(2):377-385. PMID: 31769744.
- Published on 11/23/2019
Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Abdolmohammadi B, Chua AS, Alosco ML, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Marshall L, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Huber BR, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, McClean MD, Weuve J, Tripodis Y, McKee AC. Duration of American Football Play and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2020 01; 87(1):116-131. PMID: 31589352.
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