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Gil D. Rabinovici



Dr. Gil Rabinovici is a neurologist who cares for patients with memory problems and other brain health issues associated with commonly seen in older adults.

Rabinovici earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences at Stanford University and his medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he served as chief resident, and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

In research, Rabinovici investigates how to use advanced brain imaging techniques to improve the accuracy of dementia diagnoses and to better understand the biology of neurodegenerative diseases, with the overarching goal of accelerating drug development. He serves as director of the UCSF Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and as study chair for two large multicenter studies examining how PET amyloid scanning (a brain imaging technique) can improve the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders causing memory changes. He is also a principal investigator on several national projects to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, including the Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics (ALZ-NET) and the Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Study (LEADS). He has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed articles and is in the top 1% of most cited neuroscience scholars.

Rabinovici is the Edward Fein and Pearl Landrith Distinguished Professor in Memory and Aging at UCSF. Honors for his contributions include awards from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Human Amyloid Imaging Conference, American Academy of Neurology and Alzheimer's Association. His work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer's Association, American College of Radiology, Rainwater Charitable Foundation and industry partners.

  • Education

    Northwestern University School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Study Protocol

    The ADAS-Cog is an in-person examiner-administered, structured scale that evaluates memory (word recall, word recognition), reasoning (following commands), language (naming, comprehension), orientation, ideational praxis (placing ...