Shaheen Lakhan, MD, Neurology, Newton, MA, Cambridge Health Alliance

ShaheenEmmanuelLakhanMDPhD, MEd, MS, FAAN

NeurologyNewton, MA

Pain Medicine

VP of R&D, The Learning Corp

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  • Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan is a physician, scientist, and educator, board-certified in neurology and pain medicine with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently serves as vice president of research and development at The Learning Corp advancing digital brain health therapeutics.

    Formerly, Dr. Lakhan was on the medical staff of leading medical centers (City of Hope; Cambridge Health Alliance), founding neurology department chair and assistant dean of an emerging medical school (California University of Science and Medicine), chair of an active institutional review board (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), chief of pain management at a multi-hospital academic healthcare system (Virginia Tech Carilion), and medical director of clinical development for CNS biopharmaceuticals (Sage Therapeutics).

    In addition to exemplary clinical service, Dr. Lakhan has an extensive research, educational, and philanthropic portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, books, and book chapters; was appointed by California Gov. Brown and Virginia Gov. Northam to prestigious boards; and bestowed the Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award for his founding of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation. He was also awarded the President's Call to Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by George W. Bush and The U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal. In 2017, he was recognized by his peers and inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the Academy's highest designation.

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency
  • Technion-Israel Inst of Technology Faculty of MedicineMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2017 - 2020
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2015 - 2017
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2012 - 2016
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Pain Medicine

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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • The Learning Corp Unveils Next-Level Therapy Experience with New Constant Therapy AppsJanuary 08, 2020
  • A Dozen Lessons from My Father’s Terminal IllnessNovember 06, 2019
  • Digital Therapeutics Innovator the Learning Corp Adds Dr. Shaheen Lakhan as VP of Research and DevelopmentOctober 01, 2019
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  • Hebrew, Spanish

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