William Pendlebury, M.D.
William W. Pendlebury received his AB degree from Brown University in 1972, and his MD degree from the University of Vermont in 1976. Following an internship at the Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Pendlebury served for two years in the United States Public Health Service. He subsequently completed his neurology residency and neuropathology fellowship at the University of Vermont and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont from 1979 until 1984. Dr. Pendlebury was appointed to the faculty of the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1984 where he is currently a tenured professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neurology. He is also the Director of Neuropathology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the Computer Assisted Teaching System Laboratory at the College of Medicine. Dr. Pendlebury is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., and is licensed to practice medicine in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Dr. Pendlebury teaches in the areas of neuropathology and clinical neurology to undergraduate and graduate medical students, and to resident physicians in training. His research for the past 18 years has been focussed on basic and clinical aspects of Alzheimer's disease, including pharmacologic treatment strategies. He is the author or co-author of over 135 manuscripts, abstracts and edited book chapters, and has presented many other research papers at national and international meetings. He has been the recipient of research grants from the National Institute on Aging, Muscular Dystrophy Association, private foundations, and pharmaceutical research divisions. Dr. Pendlebury has received a number of awards including his undergraduate degree with honors, election to Alpha Omega Alpha, election to Sigma Xi, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Award, and the Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. In 1994, he was given the Ernest Hiram Buttles Endowed Professorship, honoring a commitment to and excellence in the teaching of pathology.
Dr. Pendlebury serves as an external reviewer for numerous journals and granting agencies, and is a member of the External Review Committee for the University of Rochester (NY) Alzheimer's Disease Center. He has lectured widely at colleges and universities throughout the United States on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Pendlebury is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of Neuropathologists, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neurological Association. He has served as president of the Northern New England Neurological Society.
In addition to his academic undertakings, Dr. Pendlebury is a practicing neurologist and clinical neuropathologist. He is medical director of The Memory Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He serves as a consulting neuropathologist to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine Medical Center in Portland, and to a number of community hospitals in New England.