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LBDA Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

The LBDA Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) members are international leaders in LBD research and clinical management. They provide the most up-to-date medical and research information, which we use to create informative publications for the general public, caregivers and the medical profession.

James B. Leverenz, M.D. , Chair
Director, Cleveland Center for Brain Health – Neurological Institute
Joseph Hahn, MD Endowed Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Bradley F. Boeve, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Division of Behavioral Neurology and Sleep Disorders Center
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

Dennis W. Dickson, M.D.
Robert E. Jacoby Professor of Alzheimer's Research
Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, USA

John Duda, M.D.
Director, Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tanis Ferman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Douglas R. Galasko, M.D.
Professor In Residence
Department of Neurosciences
University of California
San Diego, CA, USA

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.*
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director of Clinical Operations, Center of Excellence on Brain Aging
Director, Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
New York University Langone School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL  60612

John H. Growdon, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

Howard Hurtig, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Pennsylvania Hospital
Frank and Gwladys Elliott Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Daniel Kaufer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, UNC Memory Disorders Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Kejal Kantarci, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Radiology
Division of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

Kenji Kosaka, M.D., Ph.D. **
Professor Emeritus, Yokohama City University School of Medicine
Director, Yokohama Houyuu Hospital
Yokohama, Japan

Carol F. Lippa, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Director, Memory Disorders Program
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Oscar L. Lopez, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Division
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ian G McKeith M.D., F.Med Sci.
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Institute for Ageing and Health
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle, England, U.K.

Bernard Ravina, M.D, M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor, Neurology
Director, MIND Unit
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, NY, USA

Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator and Chief
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Molecular Genetic Section
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Debby W. Tsuang, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Physician, VAPSHCS
Seattle, WA, USA

Daniel Weintraub, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA., USA

Cyrus P. Zabetian, M.D., M.S.
Geriatric and Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA, USA

 
 

*LBDA Board of Directors
**Honorary SAC Member