David S. Geldmacher, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Scholar in Neuroscience
Director, Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology
Office: Sparks Center 640
Dr. Geldmacher is the author of Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Dementia, and has published more than 100 research articles, chapters, abstracts and reviews.
Medical education has been an important career focus for Dr. Geldmacher. He serves as the Course Director for MemoryCommons (www. memorycommons.org), a web site designed to provide interdisciplinary dementia educational resources for healthcare providers. He served as the founding chairman of the annual Dementia Congress, the largest dementia-specific educational conference for physicians in the U.S. and chaired the program from 2002-2008. He co-chaired the editorial board for ADvantage, a pioneering multimedia asynchronous-learning Continuing Medical Education project on dementia from 1999-2004. He is the national Continuing Medical Education chair for the American Academy of Physician Education. He is frequently sought as a lecturer and consultant in the fields of dementia diagnosis and management.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. He has been listed in The Best Doctors in America and Who's Who in the World.
Dr. Geldmacher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester (New York) with his B.A. in Biology and Psychology. He obtained his M.D (with Certificate in Academic Research) from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He undertook his training in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida.
His research has centered on drug development for dementia, and he has been awarded NIH and pharmaceutical industry funding for investigator-initiated clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease. His other research interest is disorders of complex visual processing associated with aging, brain trauma, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease.