Aimee Kao, MD

Neurologist

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 associate professor of neurology.

Clinics

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Aimee Kao

Education

University of Iowa, College of Medicine 2000

Residencies

Beth Israel-Deaconness Hospital, Internal Medicine 2001
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Perry DC, Brown JA, Possin KL, Datta S, Trujillo A, Radke A, Karydas A, Kornak J, Sias AC, Rabinovici GD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, De May M, Rankin KP, Sturm VE, Lee SE, Matthews BR, Kao AW, Vossel KA, Tartaglia MC, Miller ZA, Seo SW, Sidhu M, Gaus SE, Nana AL, Vargas JNS, Hwang JL, Ossenkoppele R, Brown AB, Huang EJ, Coppola G, Rosen HJ, Geschwind D, Trojanowski JQ, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Clinicopathological correlations in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2017 Dec 01; 140(12):3329-3345.
  2. Olney NT, Alquezar C, Ramos EM, Nana AL, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Taylor JB, Stephens ML, Argouarch AR, Van Berlo VA, Dokuru DR, Sherr EH, Jicha GA, Dillon WP, Desikan RS, De May M, Seeley WW, Coppola G, Miller BL, Kao AW. Linking tuberous sclerosis complex, excessive mTOR signaling, and age-related neurodegeneration: a new association between TSC1 mutation and frontotemporal dementia. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 11; 134(5):813-816.
  3. Kao AW, McKay A, Singh PP, Brunet A, Huang EJ. Progranulin, lysosomal regulation and neurodegenerative disease. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2017 06; 18(6):325-333.

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