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About James B Brewer, MD, PhD

James Brewer, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. He is a pioneer in developing neuroimaging approaches to analyze brain structure.

As chair and professor of neurosciences, Dr. Brewer trains medical students, residents and fellows and oversees one of the world's first and largest neurosciences programs. He also serves as director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he is also a faculty member of the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Brewer has developed and applied advanced neuroimaging approaches for early detection of Alzheimer's in the clinical setting and also as a measure of the efficacy of new drugs under development.

He assisted in the design of studies that led to FDA and European regulatory clearance of a widely used tool for brain structure analysis that has been used to assess brain atrophy in over 80,000 patients.

Dr. Brewer completed his neurology residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He earned his MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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.
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Medical Degree

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Internship

  • New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2005-04-11

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Memory Impairment
  • 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