Walter Royal, M.D. Named Director of Neuroscience Institute, Head of Neurobiology Department at Morehouse School of Medicine

ATLANTA, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accomplished neurologist Walter Royal, M.D. joined Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) as the new Director of the Neuroscience Institute, as well as the head of the neurobiology department on July 1, 2018. MSM's prestigious Neuroscience Institute was established in 1995 to create a supportive and challenging environment for the investigation and teaching of the functional organization of the nervous system. The institute is comprised of faculty members from the departments of neurobiology, pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine.

"Dr. Royal is a remarkably prolific and effective scholar of neuroscience, as well as a recognized leader in practice," said MSM President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D. "His experience, coupled with his strong leadership skills, will serve MSM well as we continue to advance global health equity."

Under Dr. Royal's leadership, the institute will continue to support research programs in circadian rhythms and sleep disorders and neuroprotection, neurorepair and stroke, while also leading the expansion of the institute's initiatives across multiple MSM departments, as well other institutions.

Dr. Royal comes to MSM from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md, where he served as a professor of neurology, anatomy, and neurobiology. He is returning to the Atlanta-based medical school where he served as an associate professor of medicine in anatomy and neurobiology from 2000 until 2005.

In addition to his duties at the University of Maryland, Dr. Royal was also a staff neurologist at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital, where he provided coverage for the outpatient multiple sclerosis clinic.

A graduate of Harvard University and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Royal was twice named to the list of The Best Doctors in America. Black Enterprise Magazine also named him one of America's Leading Doctors in 2008.

About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM):
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation's No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission.

MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.


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