Robert Bucelli, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Related Links


  • Bucelli RC, Ances BM. Diagnosis and evaluation of a patient with rapidly progressive dementia. Mo Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;110(5):422-8. Review.
  • Wang LH, Bucelli RC, Patrick E, Rajderkar D, Alvarez Iii E, Lim MM, Debruin G, Sharma V, Dahiya S, Schmidt RE, Benzinger TS, Ward BA, Ances BM. Role of magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid, and electroencephalogram in diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. J Neurol. 2013 Feb;260(2):498-506.
  • Bucelli RC, Gonsiorek EA, Kim WY, Bruun D, Rabin RA, Higgins D, Lein PJ. Statins decrease expression of the proinflammatory neuropeptides calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P in sensory neurons. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2008 Mar;324(3):1172-80. Epub 2007 Dec 13.
  • Regina MJ, Bucelli RC, Winter JC, Rabin RA. Cellular mechanisms of serotonin 5-HT2A receptor-mediated cGMP formation: the essential role of glutamate. Brain Res. 2004 Apr 2;1003(1-2):168-75.

Dr. Bucelli’s clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders and inpatient general neurology (i.e. neurohospitalist medicine). He regularly attends on the inpatient general neurology service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and has a specific interest in systematic approaches to quality improvement, as it applies to patient care and resident/medical student education. When he is not attending on the inpatient service Dr. Bucelli sees patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine, the McMillan Neurology clinic and Barnes-Jewish West County.

His clinical research interests include: 1) defining the clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients with acquired immune mediated/inflammatory myopathies and; 2) identifying diagnostic measures to aid in the early and accurate diagnosis of patients with rapidly progressive dementias, including sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. His mentors at Washington University are Alan Pestronk, MD, Muhammad Al-Lozi, MD and Beau Ances, MD, PhD.