Joseph Malone, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Cleveland Medical Center at University Hospitals, Behavioral Neurology
  • Resident, Penn State University, Neurology
  • MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • BS, West Virginia University, Chemistry

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Clinical: Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Vascular cognitive impairment, corticobasal syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy. Adults with intellectual disabilities. Functional neurological disorder. Prion diseases.
  • Research: Pharmacological intervention trials for dementia
  • Educational: Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows

Professional Organization Membership

  • International Psychogeriatric Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Honors & Awards

  • Milind Kothari Excellence in Education Award, Penn State University, 2021
  • Lion Care Cubby Award, Penn State University, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State University, 2019
  • Resident Educator Award, Penn State University, 2019
  • Multiple Exceptional Teacher Recognitions, Penn State University, 2018-2019
  • Peggy Preston Tierney Scholarship, 2013-2017
  • George & Ross Daniel Medicine Scholarship, 2013-2017
  • 1st place, Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • West Virginia Immunization Network Award, Spreading awareness of the HPV Vaccine in eastern panhandle counties of West Virginia, 2016
  • Honors Designation; Physician Diagnosis and Clinical Integration, Neurobiology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Behavioral Science, Family Medicine Clerkship, Neurology Clerkship
  • Health Plan Scholar, 2013
  • Summa cum lauda, West Virginia University, 2013
  • Eberly Scholar, 2012-2013
  • President’s List, 2009-2013

Selected Recent Publications

Malone J, Jung J, Tran L, Zhao C. Periodontal Disease and Risk of Dementia in Medicare Patients with Hepatitis C Virus. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022;85(3):1301-1308. doi: 10.3233/JAD-210666. PMID: 34924375; PMCID: PMC8821146.