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About Douglas Galasko, MD

Douglas Galasko, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with broad expertise in assessing people with changes in memory and cognition, including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies and cognitive problems associated with Parkinson's disease.

He is a specialist with Brain Health and Memory Disorders program which offers comprehensive diagnostic testing, with access to brain imaging and comprehensive laboratory testing as needed, medical management and community resources. Patients are also offered access to research opportunities, including potential new treatments.

Dr. Galasko is associate director of the UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and has conducted research on Alzheimer's and related disorders for over 25 years. He has published over 400 research articles on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and has received research funding from the NIH, Michael J. Fox Foundation and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, as well as funding as a clinical trials site.

Dr. Galasko is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. His personal interests include photography, bird-watching, hiking and music.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on neurology at UC San Diego Health, see Neurological Institute.
For more information on care for Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders, see Brain Health and Memory Disorders.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • University of Witwatersrand, School of Medicine, South Africa

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 1989-11-15

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Frontotemporal Dementias
  • Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Neurology