Peter John Morin, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology

Peter Morin


Peter J Morin, MD, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Peter J. Morin received in B.A. in Physics from Colby College in Waterville, ME in 1984 and his PhD (Biochemistry) and MD from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 1992. He served as a medical intern at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston for one year and then completed neurology residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program in 1996. Dr. Morin completed simultaneous fellowships in cell biology and behavioral neurology at the Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served as associate neurologist. From 1999-2002, Dr. Morin served as a partner in a clinical private practice in Bangor, ME, where he established a Memory Disorders Clinic in a rural community medical center. He returned to Boston University in 2002 and conducts research into the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Dr. Morin has received numerous career awards and research grants from NIH, Department of Veterans Affairs, and private foundations to study neurodevelopmental mechanisms in the aging brain, including endogenous stem cells and induced pleuripotent stem cells. An expert on the ethics of dementia and end-of-life care, Dr. Morin has chaired the Bedford VA Hospital Medical Ethics Committee for 8 years and also serves on the VA Regional Ethics Committee. Dr. Morin serves as Physician Leader for Schwartz Center Rounds at the Bedford VA Hospital. He has initiated and established advanced programs in telehealth for geriatric patients, including home-video telehealth and integrated multidisciplinary primary care home-video telehealth. Dr. Morin is currently establishing the VA’s first Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at the Bedford VA Hospital. Dr. Morin is currently the lead or co-investigator on five funded research grants and he is the recipient of numerous VA awards for his work in ethics and a recognized leader in healthcare innovation and education.

Dr. Morin has made major contributions to innovation in healthcare in the Department of veterans Affairs. His scientific research is focused on the role of developmental signaling mechanisms and their role in neurodegeneration.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp


  • Boston University, MD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Colby College, BA


  • Published on 9/25/2023

    Aguilar BJ, Miller D, Jasuja G, Li X, Shishova E, O'Connor MK, Nguyen A, Morin P, Berlowitz D, Zhang R, Monfared AAT, Zhang Q, Xia W. Rule-Based Identification of Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease Using Clinical Notes from the United States Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Neurol Ther. 2023 Dec; 12(6):2067-2078. PMID: 37747662.

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  • Published on 3/18/2023

    Morin PJ, Zhang Q, Xia W, Miller D, Querfurth H, Tahami Monfared AA. Clinical and Scientific Challenges to Effectiveness Studies Under Coverage with Evidence Development in Alzheimer's Disease. Neurol Ther. 2023 Jun; 12(3):721-726. PMID: 36933140.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Morin P, Li M, Wang Y, Aguilar BJ, Berlowitz D, Tahami Monfared AA, Irizarry M, Zhang Q, Xia W. Clinical Staging of Alzheimer's Disease: Concordance of Subjective and Objective Assessments in the Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System. Neurol Ther. 2022 Sep; 11(3):1341-1352. PMID: 35778542.

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  • Published on 3/31/2020

    Appleman ER, O'Connor MK, Rockefeller W, Morin P, Moo LR. Using Video Telehealth to Deliver Patient-Centered Collaborative Care: The G-IMPACT Pilot. Clin Gerontol. 2022 Jul-Sep; 45(4):1010-1019. PMID: 32228299.

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  • Published on 4/27/2017

    Pan X, Zaarur N, Singh M, Morin P, Kandror KV. Sortilin and retromer mediate retrograde transport of Glut4 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jun 15; 28(12):1667-1675. PMID: 28450454.

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  • Published on 9/29/2016

    Lee HK, Velazquez Sanchez C, Chen M, Morin PJ, Wells JM, Hanlon EB, Xia W. Three Dimensional Human Neuro-Spheroid Model of Alzheimer's Disease Based on Differentiated Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0163072. PMID: 27684569.

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  • Published on 1/15/2016

    Lee HK, Morin P, Xia W. Peripheral blood mononuclear cell-converted induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from an early onset Alzheimer's patient. Stem Cell Res. 2016 Mar; 16(2):213-5. PMID: 27345971.

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  • Published on 7/21/2015

    Lee HK, Morin P, Wells J, Hanlon EB, Xia W. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from frontotemporal dementia patient's peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Stem Cell Res. 2015 Sep; 15(2):325-7. PMID: 26246272.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Moo LR, Jafri Z, Morin PJ. Home-Based Video Telehealth for Veterans With Dementia. Fed Pract. 2014 Dec; 31(12):36-38. PMID: 29398887.

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  • Published on 11/6/2014

    Bordiuk OL, Smith K, Morin PJ, Semënov MV. Cell proliferation and neurogenesis in adult mouse brain. PLoS One. 2014; 9(11):e111453. PMID: 25375658.

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