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Victor Valcour, MD

Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Neurology
Soon there will be a large number of older HIV patients. We need more research to direct optimal care.
Dr. Valcour’s main research interest is neurocognition in HIV patients over 60 years of age.

Dr. Valcour is an internist and geriatrician at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF where he is an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. He has completed fellowships in both Geriatric Medicine and Neurobehavior. He completed his medical training at the University of Vermont where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He completed Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Hawaii, and a Neurobehavior fellowship at UCSF. He worked as Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii - Manoa before joining the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF.

Dr. Valcour's main research interest is neurocognition in aging HIV patients. He also completes neuroAIDS research in Bangkok, Thailand. He directed the Hawaii Aging with HIV Cohort of HIV-infected individuals over 50 years of age prior to joining the MAC. This leading HIV-aging neuroAIDS study began to unravel the neuro-epidemiology of aging with HIV. His current work at UCSF focuses on HIV patients over 60 years of age where he is recruiting individuals for a longitudinal cohort study. Nearly 1/2 of his research occurs in Bangkok, Thailand in association with the Southeast Asia Research Collaboration with Hawaii (SEARCH). Here his primary work relates to HIV DNA as a marker for dementia.