Golnaz Yadollahikhales

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Dr. Golnaz Yadollahikhales graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2014 with honors. During her seven years of medical school, she worked on animal studies on the pathophysiology of memory using scopolamine and ketamine. She started working as a research fellow at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts in 2015. During that time, she was doing research on animal models of cocaine addiction and was also involved with Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts doing neuropsychological evaluations of intellectually disabled patients with severe behavioral problems. She started her neurology residency in 2017 at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. She received the best PGY2 neurology resident of the year and the PGY-4 resident teaching awards. During her residency, she has been doing research on the cognitive and imaging findings in patients with electrical injury. She has presented the results of her project at the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neuropsychiatric Association. During her fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, she is interested in investigating the pathophysiology of prosopagnosia and also early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.