Georges Naasan


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About me

Dr. Georges Naasan is a neurologist who cares for patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders. His focus is neurodegenerative illnesses with dementia. He also provides remote second opinions for patients with various cognitive and behavioral disorders through the UCSF online second opinion program. He is director of clinical services at the Memory and Aging Center.

As a researcher, Naasan studies hallucinations, delusions and other disturbances in perception arising from neurodegenerative diseases. He also investigates the relationship between neurological conditions and criminal behaviors in older adults.

Naasan earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He completed a residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University and fellowships in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at UCSF.

Naasan is deeply committed to mentoring health care providers of any discipline who are interested in applying behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry to their work with patients. He mentors medical students, residents, fellows and international scholars. He is also a faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute, a partnership between UCSF and Trinity College in Dublin that trains and supports dementia experts on bringing research findings into policy and practice.

Naasan is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Education

    American University of Beirut, 2006

  • Residencies

    Case Western Reserve University, Neurology, 2011

  • Fellowship

    UCSF, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Neurology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Clinical Professor

  • Languages


I'm thankful for the trust of my patients and their loved ones, and that gratitude drives me to give the most empathic care possible.

Memory and Aging Center

1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158