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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. 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.
  2. Song Z, Insel PS, Buckley S, Yohannes S, Mezher A, Simonson A, Wilkins S, Tosun D, Mueller S, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Weiner MW. Brain Amyloid- Burden Is Associated with Disruption of Intrinsic Functional Connectivity within the Medial Temporal Lobe in Cognitively Normal Elderly. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 18; 35(7):3240-7.
  3. Wang LS, Naj AC, Graham RR, Crane PK, Kunkle BW, Cruchaga C, Murcia JD, Cannon-Albright L, Baldwin CT, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Kukull WA, Faber KM, Schupf N, Norton MC, Tschanz JT, Munger RG, Corcoran CD, Rogaeva E, Lin CF, Dombroski BA, Cantwell LB, Partch A, Valladares O, Hakonarson H, St George-Hyslop P, Green RC, Goate AM, Foroud TM, Carney RM, Larson EB, Behrens TW, Kauwe JS, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Pericak-Vance MA, Mayeux R, Schellenberg GD. Rarity of the Alzheimer Disease-Protective APP A673T Variant in the United States. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Feb 1; 72(2):209-16.
  4. Yokoyama JS, Sturm VE, Bonham LW, Klein E, Arfanakis K, Yu L, Coppola G, Kramer JH, Bennett DA, Miller BL, Dubal DB. Variation in longevity gene KLOTHO is associated with greater cortical volumes. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Mar; 2(3):215-30.
  5. Nickles D, Madireddy L, Patel N, Isobe N, Miller BL, Baranzini SE, Kramer JH, Oksenberg JR. Whole genome sequences of 2 octogenarians with sustained cognitive abilities. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Mar; 36(3):1435-8.
  6. Frazier DT, Seider T, Bettcher BM, Mack WJ, Jastrzab L, Chao L, Weiner MW, DeCarli C, Reed BR, Mungas D, Chui HC, Kramer JH. The role of carotid intima-media thickness in predicting longitudinal cognitive function in an older adult cohort. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014; 38(6):441-7.
  7. Walsh CM, Blackwell T, Tranah GJ, Stone KL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Paudel M, Kramer JH, Yaffe K. Weaker Circadian Activity Rhythms are Associated with Poorer Executive Function in Older Women. Sleep. 2014; 37(12):2009-16.
  8. Bott NT, Radke A, Stephens ML, Kramer JH. Frontotemporal dementia: diagnosis, deficits and management. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2014 Dec; 4(6):439-54.
  9. Schicktanz S, Schweda M, Ballenger JF, Fox PJ, Halpern J, Kramer JH, Micco G, Post SG, Thompson C, Knight RT, Jagust WJ. Before it is too late: professional responsibilities in late-onset Alzheimer's research and pre-symptomatic prediction. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:921.
  10. 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.
  11. Bott NT, Johnson ET, Schuff N, Galifianakis N, Subas T, Pollock J, Pressman P, Kramer JH, Possin KL. Sensitive measures of executive dysfunction in non-demented Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Dec; 20(12):1430-3.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Bettcher BM, Kramer JH. Longitudinal inflammation, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer's disease: a mini-review. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Oct; 96(4):464-9.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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