Charles Windon, MD

Assistant Professor
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Charles Windon, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In this role, he participates in the clinical care of those with neurodegenerative disease and also participates in the research evaluations of those referred to the Memory and Aging Center with a multitude of neurological conditions. Charles is also involved in the community outreach program at the MAC, with a particular interest in outreach to underserved communities, especially the African American community within the San Francisco Bay Area.

In his career, Charles seeks to further our understanding of neurodegenerative disease and the significance of biological markers of disease among underserved populations that have traditionally not been included in research, with the goal of providing better care and better opportunities for therapy. Charles received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University before obtaining his medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He completed his residency training in neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

In his spare time, Charles enjoys playing golf and has actually been an avid golfer for over 22 years.


Racial and Ethnic Differences in Amyloid PET Positivity in Individuals With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: A Secondary Analysis of the Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Cohort Study.

JAMA neurology

Wilkins CH, Windon CC, Dilworth-Anderson P, Romanoff J, Gatsonis C, Hanna L, Apgar C, Gareen IF, Hill CV, Hillner BE, March A, Siegel BA, Whitmer RA, Carrillo MC, Rabinovici GD

Comparison of plasma and CSF biomarkers across ethnoracial groups in the ADNI.

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Windon C, Iaccarino L, Mundada N, Allen I, Boxer AL, Byrd D, Rivera-Mindt M, Rabinovici GD, ADNI

Association of remote mild traumatic brain injury with cortical amyloid burden in clinically normal older adults.

Brain imaging and behavior

Asken BM, Mantyh WG, La Joie R, Strom A, Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, Apple AC, Lindbergh CA, Iaccarino L, You M, Grant H, Fonseca C, Windon C, Younes K, Tanner J, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Gardner RC

Neuropeptide VGF Promotes Maturation of Hippocampal Dendrites That Is Reduced by Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms.

International journal of molecular sciences

Behnke J, Cheedalla A, Bhatt V, Bhat M, Teng S, Palmieri A, Windon CC, Thakker-Varia S, Alder J

Redefining Human Vitamin D Sufficiency: Back to the Basics.

Bone research

Adams JS, Ramin J, Rafison B, Windon C, Windon A, Liu PT