Location

Scottsdale, Arizona Clinical Profile

Summary

My research intersests include:

  • Investigating modifiable lifestyle factors such as physical exercise, cognitively stimulating activities and daily total caloric intake; and their impact on aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
  • Examining the relationship between emotional behavior, aging and MCI; with particularl interest in developing an early prediction model of dementia by utilizing neuropsychiatric and modifiable life style parameters in MCI.

I am also a coinvestigator of the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

I also have done research on the neuropsychiatric aspect of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Corticobasal Degeneration.

Currently, I am the scientific director of five neurological projects and principal investigator of the Aging project in the collaborative research between Mayo Clinic and investigators in the International Clinical Research Center in Czech republic.

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Psychiatry

Joint Appointment

  1. Neurology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Neurology
  2. Professor of Psychiatry

Education

  1. Master of Science - Clinical Research (basic, intermediate, and advanced applied epidemiology and related subjects) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow - Behavioral Neurology (Mayo Foundation Scholar) Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Fellow - Behavioral Neurology, Medical Psychiatry and Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - General Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. Chief Resident - Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. Internship - Primary Care Medicine Wright State University School of Medicine
  7. Internship - Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  8. MD School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (Haile Selassie)
  9. Internship - Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-GYN (3 months of each done in Ethiopia) Armed Forces General Hospital
  10. Internship - Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-GYN (3 months of each) University Internship, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (Haile Selassie)
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