Fanny Elahi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology
+1 415 476-6880

Fanny Elahi is a board-certified neurologist with specific expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders due to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. She completed her bachelor's degree at Columbia University, her MD from Icahn School of Medicine, at Mount Sinai, and her DPhil from Oxford University. She pursued her residency in neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center in 2015 where she trained in neurodegenerative disorders prior to joining the faculty in the department of Neurology. Her research is focused on the identification of early biomarkers of degenerative brain disease with a particular interest in characterization of contributions of immune dysregulation and vascular disease to brain dysfunction, mood and cognitive changes, and ultimately progressive brain degeneration. Her work has been supported by the American Academy of Neurology in partnership with the Allergan foundation, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, as well as philanthropic donations.

Publications: 

Altered levels of plasma neuron-derived exosomes and their cargo proteins characterize acute and chronic mild traumatic brain injury.

FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Goetzl EJ, Elahi FM, Mustapic M, Kapogiannis D, Pryhoda M, Gilmore A, Gorgens KA, Davidson B, Granholm AC, Ledreux A

"Liquid Biopsy" of White Matter Hyperintensity in Functionally Normal Elders.

Frontiers in aging neuroscience

Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Altendahl M, Staffaroni AM, Fletcher E, Filshtein TJ, Glymour MM, Miller BL, Hinman JD, DeCarli C, Goetzl EJ, Kramer JH

Dissecting the genetic relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and Alzheimer's disease.

Acta neuropathologica

Broce IJ, Tan CH, Fan CC, Jansen I, Savage JE, Witoelar A, Wen N, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Glymour M, Yokoyama JS, Elahi FM, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Mormino EC, Sperling RA, Bennett DA, McEvoy LK, Brewer JB, Feldman HH, Hyman BT, Pericak-Vance M, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Mayeux R, Schellenberg GD, Yaffe K, Sugrue LP, Dale AM, Posthuma D, Andreassen OA, Karch CM, Desikan RS

New Antibody-Free Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantification Reveals That C9ORF72 Long Protein Isoform Is Reduced in the Frontal Cortex of Hexanucleotide-Repeat Expansion Carriers.

Frontiers in neuroscience

Viodé A, Fournier C, Camuzat A, Fenaille F, Latouche M, Elahi F, Ber IL, Junot C, Lamari F, Anquetil V, Becher F

Perceived Stress is Associated with Accelerated Monocyte/Macrophage Aging Trajectories in Clinically Normal Adults.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, Elahi F, Fox E, Crittenden PA, You M, Neuhaus J, Glymour M, Bettcher BM, Yaffe K, Kramer JH

Telomere attrition is associated with declines in medial temporal lobe volume and white matter microstructure in functionally independent older adults.

Neurobiology of aging

Staffaroni AM, Tosun D, Lin J, Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Wynn MJ, Patel N, Neuhaus J, Walters SM, Epel ES, Blackburn EH, Kramer JH

The Longitudinal Trajectory of Default Mode Network Connectivity in Healthy Older Adults Varies As a Function of Age and Is Associated with Changes in Episodic Memory and Processing Speed.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Staffaroni AM, Brown JA, Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Deng J, Neuhaus J, Cobigo Y, Mumford PS, Walters S, Saloner R, Karydas A, Coppola G, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Kramer JH

Neuroimaging in Dementia.

Seminars in neurology

Staffaroni AM, Elahi FM, McDermott D, Marton K, Karageorgiou E, Sacco S, Paoletti M, Caverzasi E, Hess CP, Rosen HJ, Geschwind MD

Neurogranin, a synaptic protein, is associated with memory independent of Alzheimer biomarkers.

Neurology

Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Bettcher BM, Neuhaus J, Bendlin BB, Asthana S, Johnson SC, Yaffe K, Carlsson C, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Kramer JH

Longitudinal white matter change in frontotemporal dementia subtypes and sporadic late onset Alzheimer's disease.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Elahi FM, Marx G, Cobigo Y, Staffaroni AM, Kornak J, Tosun D, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ

A clinicopathological approach to the diagnosis of dementia.

Nature reviews. Neurology

Elahi FM, Miller BL

The concept of FDG-PET endophenotype in Alzheimer's disease.

Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

During EH, Osorio RS, Elahi FM, Mosconi L, de Leon MJ

A critical review of dissociative trance and possession disorders: etiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and nosological issues.

Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie

During EH, Elahi FM, Taieb O, Moro MR, Baubet T

Functional genetic analysis of mutations implicated in a human speech and language disorder.

Human molecular genetics

Vernes SC, Nicod J, Elahi FM, Coventry JA, Kenny N, Coupe AM, Bird LE, Davies KE, Fisher SE