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Julio C. Rojas


Physician and clinical neuroscientist

Dr. Julio C. Rojas is a neurologist who specializes in dementia, caring for patients with cognitive difficulties or behavioral changes resulting from conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia (a form of dementia that causes cognitive defects and Parkinson's-like symptoms), frontotemporal dementia (a common cause of dementia in younger adults that features behavioral changes) and progressive supranuclear palsy (a condition affecting movement and behavior in older adults). With particular expertise in managing difficult behaviors in dementia, he creates care plans to equip patients and their families with the necessary tools for achieving their best-possible quality of life.

In his research, Rojas looks for blood tests that could be used to diagnose dementia. He also works on developing novel treatments to prevent or slow neurological degeneration and cognitive impairment. His research is funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Rojas earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He earned a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF.

A native of Mexico City, Rojas conducts patient evaluations in both English and Spanish. He strives to improve access to dementia care for Hispanic communities in the United States. For the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, he co-chairs a task force that works to improve management of behavioral symptoms for the center's patients with dementia. He also participates in UCSF committees on ethics and on diversity and inclusion.

  • Education

    School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MD, 2003

  • Residencies

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, Neurology, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Behavioral Neurology, 2017

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    47 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr. Rojas is very knowledgeable and compassionate.
    Oct 23, 2023
    Excelent Physichan
    Jun 17, 2023
    Dr Rojas listens to me and my concerns
    May 23, 2023
    May 15, 2023
    Excellent service
    Feb 18, 2023
    The care provider was awesome
    Jan 30, 2023
    Not sure how to go about finding a speech therapist and not sure where to look for in-home care. (after visit summary do not have the info)
    Dec 17, 2022
    I'm very happy with the care provider his manners how well he listened to my concerns and how we came to his recommendations of my "treatment" together.
    Oct 30, 2022
    We did not have time to go over some questions but the provider offered to have a phone visit which I will ask for. So very good
    Sep 03, 2022
    My carrier was in medical device sales imitation saw and worked with hundreds of surgeons. Frankly my recent UCSF patient experience was surprisingly far advanced !
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr. Rojas is knowledgeable professional and caring. He's great.
    Jul 07, 2022
    Excellent attention explanations time spent interest shown knowledge empathy etc. We were very happy and grateful.
    May 21, 2022
    I had two TIA's and am in the category of risk of stroke. Doctor scripted tests to identify the likely causes and will then recommend long term care. His help is very timely although limited by the turnaround time of the tests to be performed.
    Mar 05, 2022
    The provider gave a very clear explanation and instructions regarding medication and physical exercise that should be done