Pascual-Leone was born in Valencia, Spain and lives
in the Boston area with his wife Elizabeth and their
three children, Ana 8, Nico 6, and Andres 3.
Pascual-Leone received his M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology
in 1985 from the Albert-Ludwigs University Medical School
in Germany. After further training at the University
of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health,
he worked in Spain for four years as a professor and
staff scientist. In 1997 he joined Harvard Medical School
and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
major areas of research interest are the physiology
of higher cognitive functions and the study of brain
plasticity in skill acquisition and recovery from injury.
He greatly enjoys teaching and is the recipient of numerous
awards, including the 2000 Daniel D. Federman Outstanding
Clinical Educator Award from the Harvard Medical School.
Outside of work, Dr. Pascual-Leone enjoys playing with
his children and spending time with his family. He is
an avid tennis player and likes reading, writing and