Richard G. Pellegrino, MD, PhD 

CEO- The Art of Medicine Project

Richard Pellegrino received MS in cell biology from Yale University, completed his MD, PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and did his post doctorate research at Yale University Department of Pharmacology. 

He is currently Chief of Neurology at the Baptist Medical Center in Little rock and is CEO of the Baptist Health Center for Clinical Research and Chief Science Officer for TPB Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Connecticut.

His other interests range from construction (he owns a small excavating company) to writing. In his capacity as CEO of The Art of Medicine Project, he has written a play, Marginalia. Previously Dr. Pellegrino has written a novel, Point Source and produced a documentary, Taking Back the Future, which premiered at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Marginalia is his second play and it was produced for a short run in Little Rock, Arkansas. Both plays were produced as staged readings at the Players Club, a 150 year old theatrical club in NY. He is a member of the Players Club and the Dramatists Guild.

Among the many honors he has received, he was a recipient of the Medical Scientist Training (MD, PhD) Program Scholarship at Albert Einstein in 1978, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 1985, and the Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1995. He has served as Principal Investigator in over 200 clinical trials as well as published numerous original papers, chapters, and reviews.  

photo credit: Dan Simon

photo credit: Dan Simon