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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Kramer JH. Special Series Introduction: NIH EXAMINER and the Assessment of Executive Functioning. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):8-10.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Possin KL, Kang GA, Guo C, Fine EM, Trujillo AJ, Racine CA, Wilheim R, Johnson ET, Witt JL, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Rivastigmine is associated with restoration of left frontal brain activity in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2013 Sep; 28(10):1384-90.
  16. Lehmann M, Madison CM, Ghosh PM, Seeley WW, Mormino E, Greicius MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Intrinsic connectivity networks in healthy subjects explain clinical variability in Alzheimer's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 9; 110(28):11606-11.
  17. Possin KL, Lamarre AK, Wood KA, Mungas DM, Kramer JH. Ecological Validity and Neuroanatomical Correlates of the NIH EXAMINER Executive Composite Score. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):20-8.
  18. Sturm VE, Yokoyama JS, Seeley WW, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Heightened emotional contagion in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease is associated with temporal lobe degeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 11; 110(24):9944-9.
  19. 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.
  20. Kramer J. Pathways to age-related cognitive decline. Ann Neurol. 2013 May; 73(5):563-4.

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