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David N. Soleimani-Meigooni


Neuroimaging and Alzheimer's disease researcher

Dr. David N. Soleimani-Meigooni is a neurologist who cares for patients experiencing cognitive symptoms as a result of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. He also directs the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's lumbar puncture service (this procedure obtains a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, which is analyzed to help diagnose certain neurological diseases).

In research, Soleimani-Meigooni focuses on advancing precision-medicine approaches to diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. He looks at using positron emission tomography (PET) to image amyloid-beta and tau (protein fragments that accumulate in the brains of people with the condition).

Soleimani-Meigooni earned his medical degree at UCSF. He completed a residency in neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship in cognitive and behavioral neurology at UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2013

  • Residencies

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Neurology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 2020