Richard Tsai, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology
+1 415 353-2057

Dr. Richard Tsai received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley and a joint MD/MBA degree at Drexel University. He completed a neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, serving as chief resident in his last year. He then completed a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Tsai is part of the Clinical Trials team and is active in leading and managing many neurodegenerative clinical trials. His interests are dementia therapeutics, clinical trials methodology and neurodegenerative biomarkers. In addition, Dr. Tsai is a member of the outreach team of the UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and has an interest in health disparities among elderly Chinese Americans.

Dr. Tsai is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. In addition to evaluating patients at the Memory and Aging Center, he sees patients at the Chinese Hospital and SFDPH Chinatown Public Health Center in Chinatown.


Clinical correlates of longitudinal brain atrophy in progressive supranuclear palsy.

Parkinsonism & related disorders

Tsai RM, Lobach I, Bang J, Whitwell JL, Senjem ML, Jack CR, Rosen H, Miller B, Boxer AL

Plasma neurofilament light chain predicts progression in progressive supranuclear palsy.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Rojas JC, Karydas A, Bang J, Tsai RM, Blennow K, Liman V, Kramer JH, Rosen H, Miller BL, Zetterberg H, Boxer AL

Application of the IWG-2 Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer's Disease to the ADNI.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Wang HF, Tan L, Cao L, Zhu XC, Jiang T, Tan MS, Liu Y, Wang C, Tsai RM, Jia JP, Yu JT

Treatment of frontotemporal dementia.

Current treatment options in neurology

Tsai RM, Boxer AL

The Chinese Verbal Learning Test specifically assesses hippocampal state.

American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Tsai RM, Leong JK, Dutt S, Chang CC, Lee AK, Chao SZ, Yokoyama JS, Tse M, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ

Objective cardiac markers in dementia: results from the Kerala-Einstein study.

International journal of cardiology

Buss S, Noone ML, Tsai R, Johnson B, Pradeep VG, Salam KA, Mathuranath PS, Verghese J

Potentially inappropriate medication use in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: results from the Kerala Einstein Study.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Tsai R, Noone M, Johnson B, Pradeep VG, Verghese J