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Joel Kramer, Psy.D.

Neuropsychologist

Joel Kramer is a neuropsychologist and director of the neuropsychology program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center where he helps diagnose and care for patients with a wide range of memory disorders. In his research, Kramer studies the cognitive and behavioral effects of neurodegenerative disease, behavioral markers of pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease, and cognitive changes associated with typical aging.

Kramer earned a doctorate in psychology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veteran's Administration Clinic in Martinez. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Kramer is a clinical professor of neuropsychology in Neurology at UCSF.

Clinics

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 476-4800

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Baylor University School of Medicine 1982

Residencies

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinez, Calif., Neuropsychology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Naj AC, Jun G, Reitz C, Kunkle BW, Perry W, Park YS, Beecham GW, Rajbhandary RA, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Wang LS, Kauwe JS, Huentelman MJ, Myers AJ, Bird TD, Boeve BF, Baldwin CT, Jarvik GP, Crane PK, Rogaeva E, Barmada MM, Demirci FY, Cruchaga C, Kramer PL, Ertekin-Taner N, Hardy J, Graff-Radford NR, Green RC, Larson EB, St George-Hyslop PH, Buxbaum JD, Evans DA, Schneider JA, Lunetta KL, Kamboh MI, Saykin AJ, Reiman EM, De Jager PL, Bennett DA, Morris JC, Montine TJ, Goate AM, Blacker D, Tsuang DW, Hakonarson H, Kukull WA, Foroud TM, Martin ER, Haines JL, Mayeux RP, Farrer LA, Schellenberg GD, Pericak-Vance MA. Effects of multiple genetic Loci on age at onset in late-onset Alzheimer disease: a genome-wide association study. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Nov 1; 71(11):1394-404.
  2. Lee SE, Khazenzon AM, Trujillo AJ, Guo CC, Yokoyama JS, Sha SJ, Takada LT, Karydas AM, Block NR, Coppola G, Pribadi M, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Fong JC, Weiner MW, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Altered network connectivity in frontotemporal dementia with C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion. Brain. 2014 Nov; 137(Pt 11):3047-60.
  3. Bettcher BM, Watson CL, Walsh CM, Lobach IV, Neuhaus J, Miller JW, Green R, Patel N, Dutt S, Busovaca E, Rosen HJ, Yaffe K, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Interleukin-6, age, and corpus callosum integrity. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106521.
  4. Hosseini SM, Kramer JH, Kesler SR. Neural correlates of cognitive intervention in persons at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014; 6:231.
  5. Bettcher BM, Kramer JH. Longitudinal inflammation, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer's disease: a mini-review. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Oct; 96(4):464-9.
  6. Dubal DB, Yokoyama JS, Zhu L, Broestl L, Worden K, Wang D, Sturm VE, Kim D, Klein E, Yu GQ, Ho K, Eilertson KE, Yu L, Kuro-O M, De Jager PL, Coppola G, Small GW, Bennett DA, Kramer JH, Abraham CR, Miller BL, Mucke L. Life extension factor klotho enhances cognition. Cell Rep. 2014 May 22; 7(4):1065-76.
  7. Perry DC, Sturm VE, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ. Anatomical correlates of reward-seeking behaviours in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2014 Jun; 137(Pt 6):1621-6.
  8. Pa J, Dutt S, Mirsky JB, Heuer HW, Keselman P, Kong E, Trujillo A, Gazzaley A, Kramer JH, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Boxer AL. The functional oculomotor network and saccadic cognitive control in healthy elders. Neuroimage. 2014 Jul 15; 95:61-8.
  9. Yokoyama JS, Evans DS, Coppola G, Kramer JH, Tranah GJ, Yaffe K. Genetic modifiers of cognitive maintenance among older adults. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Sep; 35(9):4556-65.
  10. Perry DC, Kramer JH. Reward processing in neurodegenerative disease. Neurocase. 2015 Feb; 21(1):120-33.
  11. 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.
  12. You SC, Geschwind MD, Sha SJ, Apple A, Satris G, Wood KA, Johnson ET, Gooblar J, Feuerstein JS, Finkbeiner S, Kang GA, Miller BL, Hess CP, Kramer JH, Possin KL. Executive functions in premanifest Huntington's disease. Mov Disord. 2014 Mar; 29 Suppl 3:405-9.
  13. 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.
  14. Walsh CM, Wilkins S, Bettcher BM, Butler CR, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Memory consolidation in aging and MCI after 1 week. Neuropsychology. 2014 Mar; 28(2):273-80.
  15. Kramer JH. Special Series Introduction: NIH EXAMINER and the Assessment of Executive Functioning. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):8-10.
  16. Bettcher BM, Walsh CM, Watson C, Miller JW, Green R, Patel N, Miller BL, Neuhaus J, Yaffe K, Kramer JH. Body mass and white matter integrity: the influence of vascular and inflammatory markers. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77741.
  17. 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.
  18. Guo CC, Gorno-Tempini ML, Gesierich B, Henry M, Trujillo A, Shany-Ur T, Jovicich J, Robinson SD, Kramer JH, Rankin KP, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Anterior temporal lobe degeneration produces widespread network-driven dysfunction. Brain. 2013 Oct; 136(Pt 10):2979-91.
  19. Lee SE, Tartaglia MC, Yener G, Genç 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.
  20. Chao SZ, Matthews BR, Yokoyama JS, Lai NB, Ong H, Tse M, Yuan RF, Lin A, Kramer J, Yaffe K, Kornak J, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. Depressive symptoms in chinese-american subjects with cognitive impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Jul; 22(7):642-52.

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