Richard G. Pellegrino, MD, PhD

CEO- The Art of Medicine Project

Richard Pellegrino received a Masters of Science in cell biology from Yale University and completed his MD, PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He did his post doctorate research at Yale University Department of Pharmacology and his neurology residency at both Columbia-Presbyterian and Penn State.  

He is Chief of Neurology at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, CEO of the Baptist Health Center for Clinical Research and Chief Science Officer for TPB Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Connecticut. He has been on the Board of the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and the Arkansas Medical Society. He sees patients in his office and covers the neurology service at Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Pellegrino owns a small excavating company and often takes call from his bulldozer.

He has written a non-fiction book for McMillan, a medical thriller, Point Source, a documentary, Taking Back the Future and two plays, I Love You Not and Marginalia. He is a member of the Players Club and the Dramatists Guild. For a profile of Dr. Pellegrino done by the Arkansas Medical Society on 2010, click here.

Among the many honors he has received are the Medical Scientist Training (MD, PhD) Program Scholarship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 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.  He lives on a farm in central Arkansas with his lovely wife of 36 years, Rita Marie. They have two children, Rachael and Richard.


photo credit: Dan Simon

photo credit: Dan Simon