Mary De May, MD

Geriatric psychiatrist

Dr. Mary De May is a geriatric psychiatrist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She participates in the evaluation of new patients and research participants as well as provides ongoing care. She also performs psychiatric evaluations for patients referred from within the Memory and Aging Center and helps them find appropriate psychiatric care within the community as needed.

De May earned a medical degree at State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed an internship in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed a psychiatry residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She teaches neurology residents and fellows, psychiatry interns, geriatric medicine fellows and other health care professionals.


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.

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State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine 1985


University of Pittsburgh, Psychiatry 1988


University of Pittsburgh, Geriatric Psychiatry 1989

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 Aug 21.
  3. Fernández-Fournier M, Perry DC, Tartaglia MC, de May M, Boxer A, Coppola G, Christine CW, Huang EJ, Seeley WW, Miller BL, DeArmond SJ, Grinberg LT, Geschwind MD. Precipitous Deterioration of Motor Function, Cognition, and Behavior. JAMA Neurol. 2017 May 01; 74(5):591-596.
  4. Ng AS, Sias AC, Pressman PS, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Zanto TP, De May M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Miller BL, Lee SE. Young-onset frontotemporal dementia in a homozygous tau R406W mutation carrier. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Dec; 2(12):1124-8.
  5. Block NR, Sha SJ, Karydas AM, Fong JC, De May MG, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. Frontotemporal Dementia and Psychiatric Illness: Emerging Clinical and Biological Links in Gene Carriers. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 24(2):107-16.
  6. Chan LT, Lynch W, De May M, Horton JC, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD. Prodromal posterior cortical atrophy: clinical, neuropsychological, and radiological correlation. Neurocase. 2015 Feb; 21(1):44-55.
  7. Matthews BR, Chang CC, De May M, Engstrom J, Miller BL. Pleasurable emotional response to music: a case of neurodegenerative generalized auditory agnosia. Neurocase. 2009 Jun; 15(3):248-59.

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