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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

Concussion and Brain Injury Program
1500 Owens St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1915
Fax: (415) 514-6075

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

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-6880
Fax: (415) 476-4800

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about Joel Kramer

Education

Baylor University School of Medicine 1982

Residencies

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kramer JH. Special Series Introduction: NIH EXAMINER and the Assessment of Executive Functioning. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):8-10.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Lee SE, Tartaglia MC, Yener G, GenÁ 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Kramer J. Pathways to age-related cognitive decline. Ann Neurol. 2013 May; 73(5):563-4.
  13. Lamarre AK, Rascovsky K, Bostrom A, Toofanian P, Wilkins S, Sha SJ, Perry DC, Miller ZA, Naasan G, Laforce R, Hagen J, Takada LT, Tartaglia MC, Kang G, Galasko D, Salmon DP, Farias ST, Kaur B, Olichney JM, Quitania Park L, Mendez MF, Tsai PH, Teng E, Dickerson BC, Domoto-Reilly K, McGinnis S, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Interrater reliability of the new criteria for behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. 2013 May 21; 80(21):1973-7.
  14. Miller ZA, Rankin KP, Graff-Radford NR, Takada LT, Sturm VE, Cleveland CM, Criswell LA, Jaeger PA, Stan T, Heggeli KA, Hsu SC, Karydas A, Khan BK, Grinberg LT, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Seeley WW, Wyss-Coray T, Miller BL. TDP-43 frontotemporal lobar degeneration and autoimmune disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 84(9):956-62.
  15. Gardner RC, Boxer AL, Trujillo A, Mirsky JB, Guo CC, Gennatas ED, Heuer HW, Fine E, Zhou J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Intrinsic connectivity network disruption in progressive supranuclear palsy. Ann Neurol. 2013 May; 73(5):603-16.
  16. Lu PH, Mendez MF, Lee GJ, Leow AD, Lee HW, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Boeve BB, Caselli RJ, Graff-Radford NR, Jack CR, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Bartzokis G, Thompson PM, Knopman DS. Patterns of brain atrophy in clinical variants of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2013; 35(1-2):34-50.
  17. Boxer AL, Knopman DS, Kaufer DI, Grossman M, Onyike C, Graf-Radford N, Mendez M, Kerwin D, Lerner A, Wu CK, Koestler M, Shapira J, Sullivan K, Klepac K, Lipowski K, Ullah J, Fields S, Kramer JH, Merrilees J, Neuhaus J, Mesulam MM, Miller BL. Memantine in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Feb; 12(2):149-56.
  18. Halabi C, Halabi A, Dean DL, Wang PN, Boxer AL, Trojanowski JQ, Dearmond SJ, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Seeley WW. Patterns of striatal degeneration in frontotemporal dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Jan-Mar; 27(1):74-83.
  19. Spira AP, Rebok GW, Stone KL, Kramer JH, Yaffe K. Depressive symptoms in oldest-old women: risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Dec; 20(12):1006-15.
  20. Kerchner GA, Racine CA, Hale S, Wilheim R, Laluz V, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Cognitive processing speed in older adults: relationship with white matter integrity. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e50425.

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