G. Peter Gliebus, MD, Named Chair of Neurology
November 26, 2018
G. Peter Gliebus, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Gliebus joined the College of Medicine in 2015 and has served with distinction as interim chair since March 2017. He is an associate professor of neurology, director of the Cognitive Disorders Center at Drexel Neurosciences Institute, and program director for the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship.
As interim chair, Dr. Gliebus grew the Department of Neurology, establishing a multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory disorder center, expanded the movement disorder and epilepsy divisions, and made changes in clinical operations to improve access to care, including the addition of clinical sites outside Center City. He oversaw an increase in collaborations with faculty in other departments within the College of Medicine and across Drexel, and he established a clinical trials unit to promote clinical-translational neuroscience research. He is also actively involved in further improving student, resident and fellow education within the field of neurology.
Dr. Gliebus is the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials related to memory disorders and dementia. He is the editor of the book Progressive Cognitive Impairment and Its Neuropathologic Correlates, and has more than 60 publications and presentations to his credit. He also serves as a reviewer for several national specialty journals. Additionally, he is a member of the Medical and Scientific Committee for the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley chapter, and serves on more than a dozen local, regional and national committees.
Dr. Gliebus earned his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University in Lithuania, where he was born. He completed the Drexel/Hahnemann Neurology Residency program in 2008 and the two-year Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.