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Peter A. Ljubenkov


Natural science enthusiast, amateur artist and proud dad

Dr. Peter A. Ljubenkov is a behavioral neurologist who specializes in caring for patients experiencing memory, language and behavioral changes due to neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia and other causes of dementia. He has special expertise in diagnosing and treating frontotemporal dementia (a group of neurodegenerative diseases that affect the frontal and temporal lobes) and related conditions, including progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration. Ljubenkov also serves as the associate fellowship director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's Behavioral Neurology Training Program fellowship, which trains doctors for careers in research and clinical care involving patients with dementia.

In research, Ljubenkov is active in clinical therapeutic trials, studies enrolling human participants to explore new potential treatments for patients with dementia.

Ljubenkov earned his medical degree at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California, San Diego, followed by a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Lewis Katz School of Medicine, MD, 2011

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Neurology, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Behavioral Neurology, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

We are entering a renaissance of discoveries in the treatment of dementia. It is my passion to aid the search for a cure.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    34 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr Ljubenkov is a first class gold star provider
    Jun 28, 2023
    Very very helpful!
    May 31, 2023
    Thank you
    May 31, 2023
    May 29, 2023
    Dr. Peter was very kind and caring and provided us helpful information.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Highly recommend. Very professional.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Dr. Ljubenkov was very engaged and concerned.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Amazing Support
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr Peter Ljunbenkov was excellent. Patient and careful in his assessment. Recommendations helpful and appreciated.
    Oct 10, 2022
    I am so fortunate to be cared for by my Dovtors.
    Aug 21, 2022
    I was nut as prepared as I should have been For the call which made me feel the doctor was at times frustrated.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Very compassionate and empathetic with family members and patients
    Jun 09, 2022
    The provider prescribed a medication at its highest dosage that can have severe side-effects and did now warn us about them or what to do if they occur which unfortunately they did occur.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Veri-T: A Trial of Verdiperstat in Patients With svPPA Due to TDP-43 Pathology

    Assess adverse events during 6 months administration of Verdiperstat or Placebo