Andrew E. Budson, M.D.

Andrew BudsonProfessor, Boston University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
VA Boston Healthcare System (12C) 
150 S. Huntington Street
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: 857-364-6184

Medical School: Harvard Medical School (1993)
Residency: Harvard-Longwood Program in Neurology (1997)
Fellowship: Behavioral Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1999)
Board Certifications: Neurology
Special Interests: Memory, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia  


Recent Publications

Tat MJ, Soonsawat A, Nagle CB, Deason RG, O’Connor MK, Budson AE. The influence of strategic encoding on false memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Brain Cogn. 2016 Nov;109:50-58.

Farrar D, Budson AE. The relationship between functional magnetic resonance imaging activation, diffusion tensor imaging, and training effects. Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Jul 26:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27457121.

Cecchi M, Moore DK, Sadowsky CH, Solomon PR, Doraiswamy PM, Smith CD, Jicha GA, Budson AE, Arnold SE, Fadem KC. A clinical trial to validate event-related potential markers of Alzheimer’s disease in outpatient settings. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Oct 2;1(4):387-94.

Solomon TM, Leech J, deBros GB, Murphy CA, Budson AE, Vassey EA, Solomon PR. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group, efficacy study of alpha BRAIN® administered orally. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2016 Mar;31(2):135-43.

Whiteman AS, Young DE, Budson AE, Stern CE, Schon K. Entorhinal volume, aerobic fitness, and recognition memory in healthy young adults: A voxel-based morphometry study. Neuroimage. 2015 Nov 26;126:229-238.

Quiroz YT, Willment KC, Castrillon G, Muniz M, Lopera F, Budson A, Stern CE. Successful Scene Encoding in Presymptomatic Early-Onset Alzheimer”s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015 Aug 11; 47(4):955-64.

O’Connor MK, Deason RG, Reynolds E, Tat MJ, Flannery S, Solomon PR, Vassey EA, Budson AE. The imagination inflation effect in healthy older adults and patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychology. 2015 Jul;29(4):550-60.

Hirst W, Phelps EA, Meksin R, Vaidya CJ, Johnson MK, Mitchell KJ, Buckner RL, Budson AE, Gabrieli JD, Lustig C, Mather M, Ochsner KN, Schacter D, Simons JS, Lyle KB, Cuc AF, Olsson A. A ten-year follow-up of a study of memory for the attack of September 11, 2001: Flashbulb memories and memories for flashbulb events. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2015 Jun;144(3):604-23.

Rosa NM, Deason RG, Budson AE, Gutchess AH. Self-referencing and false memory in mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychology. 2015 Sep;29(5):799-805.

Montenigro PH, Baugh CM, Daneshvar DH, Mez J, Budson AE, Au R, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA. Clinical subtypes of chronic traumatic encephalopathy: literature review and proposed research diagnostic criteria for traumatic encephalopathy syndrome. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2014 Sep 24;6(5):68.

Sun X, Salat D, Upchurch K, Deason R, Kowall N, Budson A; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Destruction of white matter integrity in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. J Investig Med. 2014 Oct;62(7):927-33.

Rosa NM, Deason RG, Budson AE, Gutchess AH. Source Memory for Self and Other in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Jun 5.

Solomon TM, deBros GB, Budson AE, Mirkovic N, Murphy CA, Solomon PR. Correlational analysis of 5 commonly used measures of cognitive functioning and mental status: an update. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2014 Dec;29(8):718-22.

Waring JD, Seiger AN, Solomon PR, Budson AE, Kensinger EA. Memory for the 2008 presidential election in healthy ageing and mild cognitive impairment. Cogn Emot. 2014 Feb 17.

Stern RA, Daneshvar DH, Baugh CM, Seichepine DR, Montenigro PH, Riley DO, Fritts NG, Stamm JM, Robbins CA, McHale L, Simkin I, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, Goldstein LE, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, McKee AC. Clinical presentation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurology. 2013 Sep 24;81(13):1122-9.

Qiu WQ, Mwamburi M, Besser LM, Zhu H, Li H, Wallack M, Phillips L, Qiao L, Budson AE, Stern R, Kowall N. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and the reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the absence of apolipoprotein E4 allele. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;37(2):421-8.

McKee AC, Stern RA, Nowinski CJ, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, Daneshvar DH, Lee HS, Wojtowicz SM, Hall G, Baugh CM, Riley DO, Kubilus CA, Cormier KA, Jacobs MA, Martin BR, Abraham CR, Ikezu T, Reichard RR, Wolozin BL, Budson AE, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Cantu RC. The spectrum of disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Brain. 2013 Jan;136(Pt 1):43-64.

Budson AE, Solomon PR. New criteria for Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment: implications for the practicing clinician. Neurologist. 2012 Nov;18(6):356-63. doi: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e31826a998d. Review.

Simmons-Stern NR, Deason RG, Brandler BJ, Frustace BS, O’Connor MK, Ally BA, Budson AE. Music-based memory enhancement in Alzheimer’s disease: promise and limitations. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Dec;50(14):3295-303.

Embree LM, Budson AE, Ally BA. Memorial familiarity remains intact for pictures but not for words in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Jul;50(9):2333-40.

Deason RG, Hussey EP, Ally BA, Budson AE. Changes in response bias with different study-test delays: Evidence from young adults, older adults, and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychology 2012 1, 119-126.

Deason RG, Hussey EP, Budson AE, Ally BA. Gist-based conceptual processing of pictures remains intact in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology 2012 2, 202-208.

Deason RG, Simmons-Stern NR, Frustace BS, Ally BA, Budson AE. Music as a memory enhancer: differences between healthy older adults and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. Vol 22(2), Dec, 2012. Special issue: Neurosciences and Music. pp. 175-179.

Budson AE, Solomon PR. Memory Loss: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc., July 2011.

Dodson CS, Spaniol M, O’Connor MK, Deason RG, Ally BA, Budson AE. Alzheimer’s disease and memory-monitoring impairment: Alzheimer’s patients show a monitoring deficit that is greater than their accuracy deficit. Neuropsychologia 2011 49, 2609-2618.

Quiroz YT, Ally BA, Celone K, McKeever J, Ruiz-Rizzo AL, Lopera F, Stern CE, Budson AE. Event-related potential markers of brain changes in preclinical familial Alzheimer disease. Neurology 2011 77, 469-475.

Quiroz YT, Budson AE, Celone K, Ruiz R, Castrillón G, Lopera F, Stern CE. Hippocampal hyperactivation in presymptomatic familial Alzheimer’s disease. Annals of Neurology 2010 68, 865-75.

Simmons-Stern NR, Budson AE, Ally BA. Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia 2010 48, 3164-3167.

Wolk DA, Budson AE. Memory Systems. Continuum: Lifelong Learning Neurology. 2010 16(4):15-28.

Addis DR, Sacchetti DC, Ally BA, Budson AE, and Schacter DL. Episodic simulation of future events is impaired in mild Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia 2009 47, 2660-2671.

Ally BA, McKeever JD, Waring JD, Budson AE. Preserved frontal memorial processes for pictures in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Neuropsychologia 2009 47, 2044-2055.

Ally BA, Gold CA, Budson AE. An evaluation of recollection and familiarity in Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment using receiver operating characteristics. Brain and Cognition 2009 69, 504-513.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine