Richard S. Finkel, MD

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Richard S. Finkel, MD, pediatric neurologist, directs the Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Clinical practice and research interests have focused upon Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth and neurometabolic disorders. Dr. Finkel has participated in numerous neuromuscular and neurometabolic clinical trials and natural history studies, and has contributed to the development of standard-of-care guidelines, outcome measures and clinical trial design. He has published175 manuscripts. Dr. Finkel received the Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology in 2018 and shared the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience from the Max Plank Institute in 2019.