Dr. Aimee Kao is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body desease (dementia with Lewy bodies) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Kao's research uses model organisms such as the roundworm, C. elegans, to understand the basic mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Kao received her B.S. degree from Brown University and her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa School of Medicine. She completed her internship at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and her neurology residency at UCSF, where she was chief resident. She has fellowship training in behavioral neurology and molecular genetics. Kao joined the UCSF faculty in 2007. She is an assistant professor of neurology.
Memory and Aging Center
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University of Iowa, College of Medicine 2000
Beth Israel-Deaconness Hospital, Internal Medicine 2001
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2004
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