Michael Charness, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

MD, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Charness earned his B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurology and current serves as a Professor of Neurology as well as the assistant dean to the VA Affairs of School of Medicine.
Dr. Charness served as Chief of Neurology at the Brockton-West-Roxbury VA and the VA Boston Healthcare System for several years. He became Chief of Staff in 2003. Additionally, Dr. Charness has served as a member of numerous advisory boards including the National Institutes of Health (NIH, served as president of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), and chaired the Alcohol-Toxicology 3 Study Section. His research interests include researching alcohol's effect on the nervous system as well as the development of drugs that block alcohol toxicity. He currently directs the NIAAA-funded Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and chairs the external advisory board for the NIH-funded Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.

Assistant Dean, VA Affairs of School of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Chief of Staff
VA Boston Healthcare System

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Alcohol Antagonists 5I01BX002374-05 1
2018 Alcohol Antagonists 5I01BX002374-04 1
2017 Alcohol Antagonists 5I01BX002374-03 1
2016 Alcohol Antagonists 5I01BX002374-02 1
2016 Alcohol and Cell Adhesion 4R01AA012974-15 18
2015 Alcohol Antagonists 1I01BX002374-01A1 1
2015 Alcohol and Cell Adhesion 5R01AA012974-14 18
2014 Alcohol and Cell Adhesion 5R01AA012974-13 18
2013 Alcohol and Cell Adhesion 5R01AA012974-12 18
2012 Alcohol and Cell Adhesion 2R01AA012974-11A1 18
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  1. Parnell SE, Riley EP, Warren KR, Mitchell KT, Charness ME. The contributions of Dr. Kathleen K. Sulik to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders research and prevention. Alcohol. 2018 Jun; 69:15-24. PMID: 29571046.
  2. May PA, Chambers CD, Kalberg WO, Zellner J, Feldman H, Buckley D, Kopald D, Hasken JM, Xu R, Honerkamp-Smith G, Taras H, Manning MA, Robinson LK, Adam MP, Abdul-Rahman O, Vaux K, Jewett T, Elliott AJ, Kable JA, Akshoomoff N, Falk D, Arroyo JA, Hereld D, Riley EP, Charness ME, Coles CD, Warren KR, Jones KL, Hoyme HE. Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities. JAMA. 2018 02 06; 319(5):474-482. PMID: 29411031.
  3. Dou X, Menkari C, Mitsuyama R, Foroud T, Wetherill L, Hammond P, Suttie M, Chen X, Chen SY, Charness ME. L1 coupling to ankyrin and the spectrin-actin cytoskeleton modulates ethanol inhibition of L1 adhesion and ethanol teratogenesis. FASEB J. 2018 03; 32(3):1364-1374. PMID: 29109170.
  4. Charness ME. The adolescent brain cognitive development study external advisory board. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018 08; 32:155-160. PMID: 29311006.
  5. Hoyme HE, Kalberg WO, Elliott AJ, Blankenship J, Buckley D, Marais AS, Manning MA, Robinson LK, Adam MP, Abdul-Rahman O, Jewett T, Coles CD, Chambers C, Jones KL, Adnams CM, Shah PE, Riley EP, Charness ME, Warren KR, May PA. Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2). PMID: 27464676; PMCID: PMC4960726; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-4256;.
  6. Charness ME, Riley EP, Sowell ER. Drinking During Pregnancy and the Developing Brain: Is Any Amount Safe? Trends Cogn Sci. 2016 Feb; 20(2):80-2. PMID: 26801950; PMCID: PMC4788102; DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.09.011;.
  7. Dou X, Charness ME. Effect of lipid raft disruption on ethanol inhibition of l1 adhesion. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Nov; 38(11):2707-11. PMID: 25421507; PMCID: PMC4278581; DOI: 10.1111/acer.12556;.
  8. Sowell ER, Charness ME, Riley EP. Pregnancy: No safe level of alcohol. Nature. 2014 Sep 11; 513(7517):172. PMID: 25209788; DOI: 10.1038/513172c;.
  9. Charness ME. Brain surgery for musician's dystonia. Ann Neurol. 2013 Nov; 74(5):627-9. PMID: 23893466; DOI: 10.1002/ana.23975;.
  10. Dou X, Wilkemeyer MF, Menkari CE, Parnell SE, Sulik KK, Charness ME. Mitogen-activated protein kinase modulates ethanol inhibition of cell adhesion mediated by the L1 neural cell adhesion molecule. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 2; 110(14):5683-8. PMID: 23431142; PMCID: PMC3619378; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1221386110;.
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