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William Seeley, M.D.


Dr. William Seeley is an associate professor of neurology and works at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. He cares for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzhemier's disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In 2011, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for his research on understanding FTD and other neurodegenerative diseases. Seeley's research focuses on why dementias target specific nerve cell populations. The goal of his research is to discover what makes brain tissues susceptible or resistant to degeneration and to translate these findings into new treatments.

Seeley earned a medical degree at UCSF, where he completed an internship in internal medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF.


Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 1999


Partners Healthcare 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Boxer AL, Mackenzie IR, Boeve BF, Baker M, Seeley WW, Crook R, Feldman H, Hsiung GY, Rutherford N, Laluz V, Whitwell J, Foti D, McDade E, Molano J, Karydas A, Wojtas A, Goldman J, Mirsky J, Sengdy P, Dearmond S, Miller BL, Rademakers R. Clinical, neuroimaging and neuropathological features of a new chromosome 9p-linked FTD-ALS family. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Feb; 82(2):196-203.
  2. Tartaglia MC, Sidhu M, Laluz V, Racine C, Rabinovici GD, Creighton K, Karydas A, Rademakers R, Huang EJ, Miller BL, DeArmond SJ, Seeley WW. Sporadic corticobasal syndrome due to FTLD-TDP. Acta Neuropathol. 2010 Mar; 119(3):365-74.

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