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These centers are funded by the National Institute of Aging (part of the NIH)and focus on research and clinical services for patients with Alzheimer's disease (, but in recent years they have expanded their efforts to patients with mild to moderate memory loss. If you suffer from mild to moderate memory loss, and wish to seek expert physician consultation, it is worth going to a center that is in your geographic region. The clinicians and researchers in these centers (the name and telephone number of the director of each center, as of mid-2000, are listed below) are the leading experts in the field of memory disorders.

Lindy E. Harrell, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neurology University of Alabama at Birmingham 1720 Seventh Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-0017 Tel: 205-934-2178

Director, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease


150 Muir Road (127A) Martinez, CA 94553 Tel: 510-372-2485

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

UCLA Medical Center

710 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769

Tel: 310-206-5238

Chairman, Department of Neuroscience U.C. San Diego School of Medicine 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093-0624 Tel: 619-622-5800

Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center

University Park, MC-0191

3715 McClintock Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191

Tel: 213-740-7777

Emory Alzheimer's Disease Center

Wesley Woods Health Center

1841 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Tel: 404-728-6950

Marsel Mesulam, M.D. Director, Alzheimer's Center Northwestern University Medical School 320 East Superior Street, Searle 11-450 Chicago, IL 60611 Tel: 312-908-9339

Denis E. Evans, M.D. Rush-Presbyterian Alzheimer's Disease Center

1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675 Chicago, IL 60612 Tel: 312-942-4463

Bernardino Ghetti, M.D. Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center 635 Barnhill Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120 Tel: 317-278-2030

Charles DeCarli, M.D. Department of Neurology University of Kansas Medical Center 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, G043 Kansas City, KS 66160-7314 Tel: 913-588-6979

William R. Markesbery, M.D. Sanders-Brown Research Center on Aging

University of Kentucky 101 Sanders-Brown Building 800 South Lime Lexington, KY 40536-0230 Tel: 606-323-6040

Donald L. Price, M.D. Johns Hopkins University 558 Ross Research Building 720 Rutland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21205-2196 Tel: 410-955-5632

Neil William Kowall, M.D. Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University

Bedford VA Medical Center (182B) 200 Springs Road Bedford, MA 01730 Tel: 781-687-2916

John H. Growdon, M.D. Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Massachusetts General Hospital, WAC 830 15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617-726-1728

Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

University of Michigan 1914 Taubman Center Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0316 Tel: 313-764-2190

Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 Tel: 507-284-1324

Eugene M. Johnson Jr., Ph.D. Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Washington University School of Medicine 4488 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 130 St. Louis, MO 63108-2293 Tel: 314-286-2881

Michael L. Shelanski, M.D., Ph.D. Columbia University 630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 Tel: 212-543-5853

Kenneth L. Davis, M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230 New York, NY 10029-6574 Tel: 212-241-8329

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