Douglas R. GalaskoProfessor | La Jolla, California
Dr. Galasko is a clinician-researcher who focuses on Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and other disorders resulting in cognitive impairment and dementia. He currently serves as Director of the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). He is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, a NIH-funded consortium of medical Centers that conducts clinical trials in Alzheimer’s Disease.
In clinical practice, he provides expert evaluation and comprehensive care for patients with memory and cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Progressive Aphasia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, at the UCSD Perlman Neurology Clinic.
Dr. Galasko has made significant original research contributions in the area of Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and other disorders associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. He has authored 250 journal articles, over 30 book chapters, and serves as Co-Editor of the journal Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy. He has served on committees to develop diagnostic criteria for Dementia with Lewy Bodies and to standardize biological sample collection for multicenter research studies.