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About Janne Kristoffer Nissinen, MD
Kristoffer Nissinen, MD, is a neurologist providing treatment for neurobehavioral health, degenerative diseases of the nervous system and memory disorders. He specializes in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, posterior cortical atrophy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration and vascular cognitive impairment. He has a special interest in young-onset dementia.
Dr. Nissinen works with patients to obtain a detailed history of their symptoms, provide a state-of-the-art work-up, and provide a comprehensive neurological examination. He uses a compassionate and personalized approach to provide the most specific diagnosis and up-to-date treatments available.
Dr. Nissinen completed a fellowship in neurology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he worked with renowned experts in neurodegenerative disorders and conducted clinical research at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. He completed his residency in neurology at the UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Nissinen earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences School of Medicine in Little Rock.
He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Outside of work, Dr. Nissinen enjoys playing the guitar, gardening (specifically exotic fruits) and learning about astrophysics and astronomy. He speaks Finnish fluently.
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For more information, see Neurological Institute and Memory Disorders.
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
- UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Dementia With Lewy Bodies
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Corticobasal Degeneration/Syndrome
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
- Memory Disorders
- Posterior Cortical Atrophy
- Primary Progressive Aphasia
- Vascular Cognitive Impairment
- Young-Onset Dementia