Gil Rabinovici, MD


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 associate 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.

Conditions & Treatments

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Northwestern University School of Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Broce I, Karch CM, Wen N, Fan CC, Wang Y, Hong Tan C, Kouri N, Ross OA, Höglinger GU, Muller U, Hardy J. Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies. PLoS Med. 2018 01; 15(1):e1002487.
  2. Santos-Santos MA, Rabinovici GD, Iaccarino L, Ayakta N, Tammewar G, Lobach I, Henry ML, Hubbard I, Mandelli ML, Spinelli E, Miller ZA, Pressman PS, O'Neil JP, Ghosh P, Lazaris A, Meyer M, Watson C, Yoon SJ, Rosen HJ, Grinberg L, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Gorno-Tempini ML. Rates of Amyloid Imaging Positivity in Patients With Primary Progressive Aphasia. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Jan 08.
  3. Rojas JC, Stephens ML, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Multiproteinopathy, neurodegeneration and old age: a case study. Neurocase. 2018 Jan 06; 1-6.
  4. La Joie R, Bejanin A, Fagan AM, Ayakta N, Baker SL, Bourakova V, Boxer AL, Cha J, Karydas A, Jerome G, Maass A, Mensing A, Miller ZA, O'Neil JP, Pham J, Rosen HJ, Tsai R, Visani AV, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Associations between [18F]AV1451 tau PET and CSF measures of tau pathology in a clinical sample. Neurology. 2017 Dec 27.
  5. Rojas JC, Bang J, Lobach IV, Tsai RM, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Boxer AL. CSF neurofilament light chain and phosphorylated tau 181 predict disease progression in PSP. Neurology. 2017 Dec 27.
  6. 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.
  7. Watson CL, Possin K, Allen IE, Hubbard HI, Meyer M, Welch AE, Rabinovici GD, Rosen H, Rankin KP, Miller Z, Santos-Santos MA, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Visuospatial Functioning in the Primary Progressive Aphasias. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Oct 17; 1-10.
  8. Bejanin A, Schonhaut DR, La Joie R, Kramer JH, Baker SL, Sosa N, Ayakta N, Cantwell A, Janabi M, Lauriola M, O'Neil JP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller ZA, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Tau pathology and neurodegeneration contribute to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2017 Oct 07.
  9. Schonhaut DR, McMillan CT, Spina S, Dickerson BC, Siderowf A, Devous MD, Tsai R, Winer J, Russell DS, Litvan I, Roberson ED, Seeley WW, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Pressman P, Nasrallah I, Baker SL, Gomperts SN, Johnson KA, Grossman M, Jagust WJ, Boxer AL, Rabinovici GD. (18) F-flortaucipir tau PET distinguishes established progressive supranuclear palsy from controls and Parkinson's disease: A multicenter study. Ann Neurol. 2017 Oct 05.
  10. Iaccarino L, Tammewar G, Ayakta N, Baker SL, Bejanin A, Boxer AL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Janabi M, Kramer JH, Lazaris A, Lockhart SN, Miller BL, Miller ZA, O'Neil JP, Ossenkoppele R, Rosen HJ, Schonhaut DR, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Local and distant relationships between amyloid, tau and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 17:452-464.
  11. Rabinovici GD. Advances and Gaps in Understanding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: From Pugilists to American Football Players. JAMA. 2017 07 25; 318(4):338-340.
  12. Maass A, Landau S, Baker SL, Horng A, Lockhart SN, La Joie R, Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ. Comparison of multiple tau-PET measures as biomarkers in aging and Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage. 2017 Aug 15; 157:448-463.
  13. Whitwell JL, Höglinger GU, Antonini A, Bordelon Y, Boxer AL, Colosimo C, van Eimeren T, Golbe LI, Kassubek J, Kurz C, Litvan I, Pantelyat A, Rabinovici G, Respondek G, Rominger A, Rowe JB, Stamelou M, Josephs KA. Radiological biomarkers for diagnosis in PSP: Where are we and where do we need to be? Mov Disord. 2017 Jul; 32(7):955-971.
  14. Respondek G, Kurz C, Arzberger T, Compta Y, Englund E, Ferguson LW, Gelpi E, Giese A, Irwin DJ, Meissner WG, Nilsson C, Pantelyat A, Rajput A, van Swieten JC, Troakes C, Josephs KA, Lang AE, Mollenhauer B, Müller U, Whitwell JL, Antonini A, Bhatia KP, Bordelon Y, Corvol JC, Colosimo C, Dodel R, Grossman M, Kassubek J, Krismer F, Levin J, Lorenzl S, Morris H, Nestor P, Oertel WH, Rabinovici GD, Rowe JB, van Eimeren T, Wenning GK, Boxer A, Golbe LI, Litvan I, Stamelou M, Höglinger GU. Which ante mortem clinical features predict progressive supranuclear palsy pathology? Mov Disord. 2017 Jul; 32(7):995-1005.
  15. Scheltens NME, Tijms BM, Koene T, Barkhof F, Teunissen CE, Wolfsgruber S, Wagner M, Kornhuber J, Peters O, Cohn-Sheehy BI, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Scheltens P, van der Flier WM. Cognitive subtypes of probable Alzheimer's disease robustly identified in four cohorts. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Apr 17.
  16. Spinelli EG, Mandelli ML, Miller ZA, Santos-Santos MA, Wilson SM, Agosta F, Grinberg LT, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Meyer M, Henry ML, Comi G, Rabinovici G, Rosen HJ, Filippi M, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Typical and atypical pathology in primary progressive aphasia variants. Ann Neurol. 2017 Mar; 81(3):430-443.
  17. Crutch SJ, Schott JM, Rabinovici GD, Murray M, Snowden JS, van der Flier WM, Dickerson BC, Vandenberghe R, Ahmed S, Bak TH, Boeve BF, Butler C, Cappa SF, Ceccaldi M, de Souza LC, Dubois B, Felician O, Galasko D, Graff-Radford J, Graff-Radford NR, Hof PR, Krolak-Salmon P, Lehmann M, Magnin E, Mendez MF, Nestor PJ, Onyike CU, Pelak VS, Pijnenburg Y, Primativo S, Rossor MN, Ryan NS, Scheltens P, Shakespeare TJ, Suárez González A, Tang-Wai DF, Yong KXX, Carrillo M, Fox NC. Consensus classification of posterior cortical atrophy. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Aug; 13(8):870-884.
  18. Lockhart SN, Ayakta N, Winer JR, La Joie R, Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ. Elevated 18F-AV-1451 PET tracer uptake detected in incidental imaging findings. Neurology. 2017 Mar 14; 88(11):1095-1097.
  19. Spina S, Schonhaut DR, Boeve BF, Seeley WW, Ossenkoppele R, O'Neil JP, Lazaris A, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL, Perry DC, Miller BL, Dickson DW, Parisi JE, Jagust WJ, Murray ME, Rabinovici GD. Frontotemporal dementia with the V337M MAPT mutation: Tau-PET and pathology correlations. Neurology. 2017 Feb 21; 88(8):758-766.
  20. Lauriola M, Esposito R, Delli Pizzi S, de Zambotti M, Londrillo F, Kramer JH, Rabinovici GD, Tartaro A. Sleep changes without medial temporal lobe or brain cortical changes in community-dwelling individuals with subjective cognitive decline. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jul; 13(7):783-791.

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