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Gil Rabinovici, M.D.


Dr. Gil Rabinovici is a neurologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center who evaluates patients and manages their care. His research focuses on brain imaging techniques that can help with the diagnosis and management of dementia.

Rabinovici received a fellowship award from the John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation, the Kathryn Grupe Award from the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada and the Henry Newman Award from the San Francisco Neurological Society. He earned a medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School and completed an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University. He served as co-chief resident while completing a neurology residency at UCSF. Rabinovici is an assistant clinical professor of neurology at UCSF.


Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

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

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Northwestern University School of Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lehmann M, Madison C, Ghosh PM, Miller ZA, Greicius MD, Kramer JH, Coppola G, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD. Loss of functional connectivity is greater outside the default mode network in nonfamilial early-onset Alzheimer's disease variants. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Oct; 36(10):2678-86.
  2. Ossenkoppele R, Pijnenburg YA, Perry DC, Cohn-Sheehy BI, Scheltens NM, Vogel JW, Kramer JH, van der Vlies AE, Joie R, Rosen HJ, van der Flier WM, Grinberg LT, Rozemuller AJ, Huang EJ, van Berckel BN, Miller BL, Barkhof F, Jagust WJ, Scheltens P, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD. The behavioural/dysexecutive variant of Alzheimer's disease: clinical, neuroimaging and pathological features. Brain. 2015 Jul 2.
  3. Rabinovici GD, Stephens ML, Possin KL. Executive dysfunction. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2015 Jun; 21(3 Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry):646-59.
  4. Jansen WJ, Ossenkoppele R, Knol DL, Tijms BM, Scheltens P, Verhey FR, Visser PJ. Prevalence of cerebral amyloid pathology in persons without dementia: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015 May 19; 313(19):1924-38.
  5. Ossenkoppele R, Jansen WJ, Rabinovici GD, Knol DL, van der Flier WM, van Berckel BN, Scheltens P, Visser PJ. Prevalence of amyloid PET positivity in dementia syndromes: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015 May 19; 313(19):1939-49.
  6. Villeneuve S, Rabinovici GD, Cohn-Sheehy BI, Madison C, Ayakta N, Ghosh PM, La Joie R, Arthur-Bentil SK, Vogel JW, Marks SM, Lehmann M, Rosen HJ, Reed B, Olichney J, Boxer AL, Miller BL, Borys E, Jin LW, Huang EJ, Grinberg LT, DeCarli C, Seeley WW, Jagust W. Existing Pittsburgh Compound-B positron emission tomography thresholds are too high: statistical and pathological evaluation. Brain. 2015 May 6.
  7. Ossenkoppele R, Mattsson N, Teunissen CE, Barkhof F, Pijnenburg Y, Scheltens P, van der Flier WM, Rabinovici GD. Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and cerebral atrophy in distinct clinical variants of probable Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Aug; 36(8):2340-7.
  8. Moreno F, Rabinovici GD, Karydas A, Miller Z, Hsu SC, Legati A, Fong J, Schonhaut D, Esselmann H, Watson C, Stephens ML, Kramer J, Wiltfang J, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Coppola G, Grinberg LT. A novel mutation P112H in the TARDBP gene associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration without motor neuron disease and abundant neuritic amyloid plaques. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2015; 3(1):19.
  9. Sha SJ, Ghosh PM, Lee SE, Corbetta-Rastelli C, Jagust WJ, Kornak J, Rankin KP, Grinberg LT, Vinters HV, Mendez MF, Dickson DW, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini M, Kramer J, Miller BL, Boxer AL, Rabinovici GD. Predicting amyloid status in corticobasal syndrome using modified clinical criteria, magnetic resonance imaging and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2015; 7(1):8.
  10. Rabinovici GD. The Translational Journey of Brain ß-Amyloid Imaging: From Positron Emission Tomography to Autopsy to Clinic. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Mar 1; 72(3):265-6.
  11. Ossenkoppele R, Schonhaut DR, Baker SL, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Ghosh PM, Santos M, Miller ZA, Bettcher BM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Tau, amyloid, and hypometabolism in a patient with posterior cortical atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2015 Feb; 77(2):338-42.
  12. Miller ZA, Hinkley LB, Herman A, Honma S, Findlay A, Block N, Ketelle R, Rabinovici G, Rosen H, Nagarajan SS, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Anomalous functional language lateralization in semantic variant PPA. Neurology. 2015 Jan 13; 84(2):204-6.
  13. Wagshal D, Sankaranarayanan S, Guss V, Hall T, Berisha F, Lobach I, Karydas A, Voltarelli L, Scherling C, Heuer H, Tartaglia MC, Miller Z, Coppola G, Ahlijanian M, Soares H, Kramer JH, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Meredith J, Boxer AL. Divergent CSF t alterations in two common tauopathies: Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 86(3):244-50.
  14. Dubois B, Feldman HH, Jacova C, Hampel H, Molinuevo JL, Blennow K, DeKosky ST, Gauthier S, Selkoe D, Bateman R, Cappa S, Crutch S, Engelborghs S, Frisoni GB, Fox NC, Galasko D, Habert MO, Jicha GA, Nordberg A, Pasquier F, Rabinovici G, Robert P, Rowe C, Salloway S, Sarazin M, Epelbaum S, de Souza LC, Vellas B, Visser PJ, Schneider L, Stern Y, Scheltens P, Cummings JL. Advancing research diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease: the IWG-2 criteria. Lancet Neurol. 2014 Jun; 13(6):614-29.
  15. Laforce R, Tosun D, Ghosh P, Lehmann M, Madison CM, Weiner MW, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Parallel ICA of FDG-PET and PiB-PET in three conditions with underlying Alzheimer's pathology. Neuroimage Clin. 2014; 4:508-16.
  16. Laforce R, Rabinovici GD. Amyloid imaging in atypical dementia. CMAJ. 2014 Jun 10; 186(9):695.
  17. Scherling CS, Hall T, Berisha F, Klepac K, Karydas A, Coppola G, Kramer JH, Rabinovici G, Ahlijanian M, Miller BL, Seeley W, Grinberg LT, Rosen H, Meredith J, Boxer AL. Cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament concentration reflects disease severity in frontotemporal degeneration. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jan; 75(1):116-26.
  18. Sánchez-Juan P, Ghosh PM, Hagen J, Gesierich B, Henry M, Grinberg LT, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Vinters HV, Gorno-Tempini M, Seeley WW, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Practical utility of amyloid and FDG-PET in an academic dementia center. Neurology. 2014 Jan 21; 82(3):230-8.
  19. Chan LT, Lynch W, De May M, Horton JC, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD. Prodromal posterior cortical atrophy: clinical, neuropsychological, and radiological correlation. Neurocase. 2015 Feb; 21(1):44-55.
  20. Wirth M, Villeneuve S, Haase CM, Madison CM, Oh H, Landau SM, Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ. Associations between Alzheimer disease biomarkers, neurodegeneration, and cognition in cognitively normal older people. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Dec; 70(12):1512-9.

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