C.J. Malanga, MD, PhD

malangaAssociate Professor, Department of Neurology
Child Neurology, Movement Disorders

Clinical Interests:

  • Movement disorders in children
  • Consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse

Basic Research Interests:

  • Physiology and pharmacology of the basal ganglia
  • Neurobiology of motivation and reward
  • Effects of early exposure to drugs of abuse on brain and behavioral development
  • Cellular electrophysiology
  • Behavioral and developmental neuroscience
  • Drug abuse neurobiology


Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2004.


  • B.A. Biology. Swarthmore College, 1989
  • M.D., Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology. West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1997
  • Internship in Pediatrics. The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts New England Medical Center, 1998
  • Residency in Neurology. Partners Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 2000
  • Fellowship in Child Neurology. Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002