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Howard Rosen


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Dr. Howard Rosen is a behavioral neurologist who cares for patients with memory changes and other cognitive issues, particularly older patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause dementia. He specializes in diagnosing and managing less common causes of dementia, such as frontotemporal dementia (a group of rare disorders affecting certain lobes of the brain) and related disorders.

Rosen's research focuses on early and accurate diagnosis of diseases that cause dementia. He uses a number of approaches to improve diagnosis, including established and experimental assessments of thinking abilities and emotional function, and brain-imaging techniques, in particular MRI. He appreciates that his research provides frequent opportunities to express his creativity by coming up with novel solutions to difficult problems.

Rosen earned his undergraduate and medical degrees through the combined curriculum of Boston University's Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program. He completed a residency in internal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in adult neurology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in neuroimaging at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Education

    Boston University School of Medicine, MD, 1989

  • Residencies

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1992

    UCSF, Adult Neurology, 1996

  • Fellowships

    Washington University in St. Louis, Neuroimaging, 1999

  • Academic Title


One of the pleasures of the academic setting is that I can take the time needed to help patients understand why they are experiencing their symptoms.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    ARTFL LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ALLFTD)

    Compare rates of change in whole brain and regional volumes between asymptomatic f-FTLD and symptomatic f- and s-FTLD, measured using MRI.