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David Paydarfar, MD


University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, M.D.

Duke University, BS, Physics


Residency, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina

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Clinical Biography

David Paydarfar, MD is interim director of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin. He previously served as Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and as Associate Faculty of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in Physics (summa cum laude) from Duke University and M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his residency training in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association and an Investigator of the Clayton Foundation for Research.

As Interim Director of the Mulva Clinic for Neurosciences, Dr. Paydarfar is responsible for establishing the initial infrastructure to support premier subspecialty programs in clinical neuroscience, working closely with the Chairs of Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and others committed to these important ventures. The Clinic is a result of a generous gift from the Jim and Miriam Mulva foundation.

Awards & Honors

  • The David A. Chad Teaching Award, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2015)
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