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Adam Boxer, M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Adam Boxer is a neurologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center who specializes in Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and atypical Parkinsonism (CBD and PSP). He obtained his medical and doctorate degrees as part of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program at New York University Medical Center. He completed a residency in neurology at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF.

Boxer is an associate professor in UCSF's Department of Neurology. He directs the Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit at the Sandler Neurosciences Center at Mission Bay, as well as the Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia Clinical Trials Program at the Memory and Aging Center. Boxer received the Edwin Boldrey Award from the San Francisco Neurological Society in 2002 for basic research in neurological disease, the 2005 John Douglas French Foundation Alzheimer's Award, and a 2009 Hellman Family Foundation fellowship.

Clinics

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-6880
Fax: (415) 476-4800

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

New York University School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

Stanford Hospital and Clinics 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kramer JH, Mungas D, Possin KL, Rankin KP, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Bostrom A, Sinha L, Berhel A, Widmeyer M. NIH EXAMINER: Conceptualization and Development of an Executive Function Battery. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):11-9.
  2. Lee SE, Tartaglia MC, Yener G, Genš S, Seeley WW, Sanchez-Juan P, Moreno F, Mendez MF, Klein E, Rademakers R, Munain AL, Combarros O, Kramer JH, Kenet RO, Boxer AL, Geschwind MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Karydas AM, Rabinovici GD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Miller BL. Neurodegenerative Disease Phenotypes in Carriers of MAPT p.A152T, A Risk Factor for Frontotemporal Dementia Spectrum Disorders and Alzheimer Disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Oct-Dec; 27(4):302-9.
  3. Fong H, Wang C, Knoferle J, Walker D, Balestra ME, Tong LM, Leung L, Ring KL, Seeley WW, Karydas A, Kshirsagar MA, Boxer AL, Kosik KS, Miller BL, Huang Y. Genetic correction of tauopathy phenotypes in neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2013; 1(3):226-34.
  4. Heuer HW, Mirsky JB, Kong EL, Dickerson BC, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Boxer AL. Antisaccade task reflects cortical involvement in mild cognitive impairment. Neurology. 2013 Oct 1; 81(14):1235-43.
  5. Almeida S, Gascon E, Tran H, Chou HJ, Gendron TF, Degroot S, Tapper AR, Sellier C, Charlet-Berguerand N, Karydas A, Seeley WW, Boxer AL, Petrucelli L, Miller BL, Gao FB. Modeling key pathological features of frontotemporal dementia with C9ORF72 repeat expansion in iPSC-derived human neurons. Acta Neuropathol. 2013 Sep; 126(3):385-99.
  6. Possin KL, Feigenbaum D, Rankin KP, Smith GE, Boxer AL, Wood K, Hanna SM, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Dissociable executive functions in behavioral variant frontotemporal and Alzheimer dementias. Neurology. 2013 Jun 11; 80(24):2180-5.
  7. Miller ZA, Rankin KP, Graff-Radford NR, Takada LT, Sturm VE, Cleveland CM, Criswell LA, Jaeger PA, Stan T, Heggeli KA, Hsu SC, Karydas A, Khan BK, Grinberg LT, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Seeley WW, Wyss-Coray T, Miller BL. TDP-43 frontotemporal lobar degeneration and autoimmune disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 84(9):956-62.
  8. Gardner RC, Boxer AL, Trujillo A, Mirsky JB, Guo CC, Gennatas ED, Heuer HW, Fine E, Zhou J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Intrinsic connectivity network disruption in progressive supranuclear palsy. Ann Neurol. 2013 May; 73(5):603-16.
  9. Armstrong MJ, Litvan I, Lang AE, Bak TH, Bhatia KP, Borroni B, Boxer AL, Dickson DW, Grossman M, Hallett M, Josephs KA, Kertesz A, Lee SE, Miller BL, Reich SG, Riley DE, Tolosa E, Tr÷ster AI, Vidailhet M, Weiner WJ. Criteria for the diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration. Neurology. 2013 Jan 29; 80(5):496-503.
  10. Boxer AL, Knopman DS, Kaufer DI, Grossman M, Onyike C, Graf-Radford N, Mendez M, Kerwin D, Lerner A, Wu CK, Koestler M, Shapira J, Sullivan K, Klepac K, Lipowski K, Ullah J, Fields S, Kramer JH, Merrilees J, Neuhaus J, Mesulam MM, Miller BL. Memantine in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Feb; 12(2):149-56.
  11. Kepe V, Bordelon Y, Boxer A, Huang SC, Liu J, Thiede FC, Mazziotta JC, Mendez MF, Donoghue N, Small GW, Barrio JR. PET imaging of neuropathology in tauopathies: progressive supranuclear palsy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013 Jan 1; 36(1):145-53.
  12. Halabi C, Halabi A, Dean DL, Wang PN, Boxer AL, Trojanowski JQ, Dearmond SJ, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Seeley WW. Patterns of striatal degeneration in frontotemporal dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Jan-Mar; 27(1):74-83.
  13. Boxer AL, Gold M, Huey E, Hu WT, Rosen H, Kramer J, Gao FB, Burton EA, Chow T, Kao A, Leavitt BR, Lamb B, Grether M, Knopman D, Cairns NJ, Mackenzie IR, Mitic L, Roberson ED, Van Kammen D, Cantillon M, Zahs K, Jackson G, Salloway S, Morris J, Tong G, Feldman H, Fillit H, Dickinson S, Khachaturian ZS, Sutherland M, Abushakra S, Lewcock J, Farese R, Kenet RO, Laferla F, Perrin S, Whitaker S, Honig L, Mesulam MM, Boeve B, Grossman M, Miller BL, Cummings JL. The advantages of frontotemporal degeneration drug development (part 2 of frontotemporal degeneration: the next therapeutic frontier). Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Mar; 9(2):189-98.
  14. Boxer AL, Gold M, Huey E, Gao FB, Burton EA, Chow T, Kao A, Leavitt BR, Lamb B, Grether M, Knopman D, Cairns NJ, Mackenzie IR, Mitic L, Roberson ED, Van Kammen D, Cantillon M, Zahs K, Salloway S, Morris J, Tong G, Feldman H, Fillit H, Dickinson S, Khachaturian Z, Sutherland M, Farese R, Miller BL, Cummings J. Frontotemporal degeneration, the next therapeutic frontier: molecules and animal models for frontotemporal degeneration drug development. Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Mar; 9(2):176-88.
  15. Sha SJ, Takada LT, Rankin KP, Yokoyama JS, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Khan B, Karydas A, Baker MC, DeJesus-Hernandez M, Pribadi M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Seeley W, Miller BL, Boxer AL. Frontotemporal dementia due to C9ORF72 mutations: clinical and imaging features. Neurology. 2012 Sep 4; 79(10):1002-11.
  16. Gennatas ED, Cholfin JA, Zhou J, Crawford RK, Sasaki DA, Karydas A, Boxer AL, Bonasera SJ, Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Weiner M, Miller BL, Seeley WW. COMT Val158Met genotype influences neurodegeneration within dopamine-innervated brain structures. Neurology. 2012 May 22; 78(21):1663-9.
  17. Hellmuth J, Mirsky J, Heuer HW, Matlin A, Jafari A, Garbutt S, Widmeyer M, Berhel A, Sinha L, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Boxer AL. Multicenter validation of a bedside antisaccade task as a measure of executive function. Neurology. 2012 Jun 5; 78(23):1824-31.
  18. Coppola G, Chinnathambi S, Lee JJ, Dombroski BA, Baker MC, Soto-Ortolaza AI, Lee SE, Klein E, Huang AY, Sears R, Lane JR, Karydas AM, Kenet RO, Biernat J, Wang LS, Cotman CW, Decarli CS, Levey AI, Ringman JM, Mendez MF, Chui HC, Le Ber I, Brice A, Lupton MK, Preza E, Lovestone S, Powell J, Graff-Radford N, Petersen RC, Boeve BF, Lippa CF, Bigio EH, Mackenzie I, Finger E, Kertesz A, Caselli RJ, Gearing M, Juncos JL, Ghetti B, Spina S, Bordelon YM, Tourtellotte WW, Frosch MP, Vonsattel JP, Zarow C, Beach TG, Albin RL, Lieberman AP, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Bird TD, Galasko DR, Masliah E, White CL, Troncoso JC, Hannequin D, Boxer AL, Geschwind MD, Kumar S, Mandelkow EM, Wszolek ZK, Uitti RJ, Dickson DW, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Farrer LA. Evidence for a role of the rare p.A152T variant in MAPT in increasing the risk for FTD-spectrum and Alzheimer's diseases. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Aug 1; 21(15):3500-12.
  19. Boxer AL, Garbutt S, Seeley WW, Jafari A, Heuer HW, Mirsky J, Hellmuth J, Trojanowski JQ, Huang E, DeArmond S, Neuhaus J, Miller BL. Saccade abnormalities in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer disease. Arch Neurol. 2012 Apr; 69(4):509-17.
  20. Khan BK, Yokoyama JS, Takada LT, Sha SJ, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Wu T, Ketelle RS, Baker MC, Hernandez MD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Rosen HJ, Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Rankin KP, Boxer AL, Miller BL. Atypical, slowly progressive behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia associated with C9ORF72 hexanucleotide expansion. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012 Apr; 83(4):358-64.

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