Neurology

Peter Ljubenkov, MD

Clinical Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Ljubenkov received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. During his training he took part in the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program at University of California, Los Angeles, where he investigated midbrain and basal ganglia pathology in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. He went on to complete his internship in internal medicine at University of California, Irvine, and his residency in neurology at University of California, San Diego.

Melanie Stephens, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Dr. Melanie Stephens is an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center within the Department of Neurology.

Marilu Gorno Tempini, MD, PhD

Professor
Neurology

Dr. Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist with a doctorate degree in imaging neuroscience and directs the Language & Neurobiology Laboratory at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). She obtained her medical degree and clinical specialty training in neurology in Italy. Dr. Gorno Tempini’s main focus was in behavioral neurology, particularly the neural basis of higher cognitive functions such as language and memory.

Katherine Possin, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurology

Dr. Possin is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology at the Memory and Aging Center within the UCSF Department of Neurology. Dr. Possin’s research examines the neural bases of visual spatial and executive function impairments in neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. She develops cognitive assessment tools to support neurodegenerative disease diagnosis and monitoring, including virtual reality tests of navigation and tablet-based tools for clinical applications. Dr.

Aimee Kao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurology

Dr. Aimee Kao is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Iowa School of Medicine where she received her medical degree and a doctorate degree in physiology and biophysics studying the molecular mechanisms of insulin signaling. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Boston and a residency in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Kao participates in patient evaluation and management at the Memory and Aging Center.

Zachary Miller, MD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Dr. Zachary Miller grew up in the Washington DC metro area. He obtained an undergraduate degree double majoring in Molecular Biology and Fine Arts from Haverford College. Following this he spent two years as a research assistant at MIT’s Whitehead Institutes for Biomedical Research in Dr. Harvey Lodish’s lab. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and pursued medical internship as well as neurology residency training at the University of Washington.

Suzee Lee, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurology

Dr. Lee received a BA degree in English from Harvard and an MD degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She then completed an internal medicine internship at Brown University and neurology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Lee completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She is a neurologist who evaluates and treats patients at the Memory and Aging Center.

Winston Chiong, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Dr. Winston Chiong is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology Memory and Aging Center, where his clinical practice focuses on Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other cognitive disorders of aging. He is the Associate Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, is a member of the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee, and co-directs the Ethics, Law and Society Curriculum of the Global Brain Health Institute.

Marian Tse

Research Coordinator
Neurology

Marian Tse joined the Memory and Aging Center in 2006 as a clinical research coordinator. Her primary role is administering cognitive tests to Chinese patients at different outreach sites and in the MAC clinic. Prior to joining the MAC, she worked for various research labs at UCSF.

In her free time, Marian enjoys hiking, cooking and singing.

謝譚敏兒
臨床實驗研究員

謝女士於二零零六年加入記憶力研究及治療中心,擔任臨床實驗研究員一職 。其主要職責是替華裔病人作記憶力測試;並將評估結果呈交本中心之神經專科医生作綜合評估病症之用 。與此同時,她更負責為病人、家屬或看顧者作即時傳譯,使我們的專科医生能對病人之病徵作深入了解。她是本中心與各外展診所 及病人之聯絡橋樑。工餘之時,謝女士喜歡遠足,烹飪及唱歌。

Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

Professor
Neurology

Dr. Geschwind received his MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, his neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and his fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).

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