News & Updates
Find A Specialist
Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Lena Bezman, M.D., M.P.H.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2769
Lena Bezman, M.D., M.P.H., is a research coordinator in the Department of Neurogenetics at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also a research associate in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bezman is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. She received her medical degree from the Pediatric Medical Institute in St. Petersburg in 1977, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics in 1980. She worked as a pediatrician, pediatric ICU specialist and a researcher for several years in St. Petersburg. Dr. Bezman achieved a master's of public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1992, specializing in epidemiology. Dr. Bezman completed a fellowship with the school's Department of Epidemiology and was a post-doctoral fellow in clinical epidemiology. She also served as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the Ministry of Health of Belarus.
Dr. Bezman joined Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1994 as a research coordinator in the Department of Neurogenetics. She is also a research associate in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bezman's clinical interests have recently focused on adrenoleukodystrophy, including its treatment, progression, mutation and prognosis. She also received grants to study peroxisomal disorders and the genetic causes of intellectual disabilities.