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Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini is a neurologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Her goal in patient care is to use state-of the-art cognitive and imaging techniques to diagnose and treat neurological disorders. She places a particular emphasis on managing dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.

Gorno-Tempini's main research interest is progressive aphasia, impaired ability to speak or understand language.

Gorno-Tempini completed her medical degree and specialty training in neurology in Italy, with a focus on behavioral neurology. She worked for three years in the Functional Imaging Laboratory at University College London, where she also earned a doctorate in imaging neuroscience.

  • Education

    University of Brescia School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Neurology, 1998

  • Fellowships

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2001

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