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Aimee W. Kao


NIH-funded researcher and professional soccer carpool driver

Dr. Aimee Kao is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease 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's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Kao received her bachelor of science degree from Brown University and her medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed her internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 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.

  • Education

    University of Iowa, College of Medicine, 2000

  • Residencies

    Beth Israel-Deaconness Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2001

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 2004

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor