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LBDA Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

The LBDA Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) members are international leaders in LBD research and clinical management. They provide the most up-to-date medical and research information, which we use to create informative publications for the general public, caregivers and the medical profession.

Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S., Chair
Section Chief, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation Program
Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL,USA

Dag Aarsland, M.D.
Professor, Head of Department
Department of Old Age Psychiatry
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
Kings College
London, England, UK

Melissa J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, UF Dorothy Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for LBD
University of Florida Health Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA

Bradley F. Boeve, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Division of Behavioral Neurology and Sleep Disorders Center
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

Dennis W. Dickson, M.D.
Robert E. Jacoby Professor of Alzheimer's Research
Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, USA

John Duda, M.D.
Director, Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tanis Ferman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Douglas R. Galasko, M.D.
Professor In Residence
Department of Neurosciences
University of California
San Diego, CA, USA

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.*
Director of Comprehensive Center for Brain Health
Chief of Cognitive Aging for Palm Beach and Broward Counties
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Boca Raton, FL, USA

Stephen N. Gomperts, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Lewy Body Dementia Unit
Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

David J. Irwin, M.D., MSTR
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Cognitive Neurology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Daniel Kaufer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Division Chief, Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders
Director, UNC Memory Disorders Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Kejal Kantarci, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Radiology
Division of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

Kenji Kosaka, M.D., Ph.D. **
Professor Emeritus, Yokohama City University School of Medicine
Director, Yokohama Houyuu Hospital
Yokohama, Japan

James B. Leverenz, M.D. 
Director, Cleveland Center for Brain Health – Neurological Institute
Joseph Hahn, MD Endowed Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Carol F. Lippa, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Cognitive Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Oscar L. Lopez, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Division
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Karen Marder, M.D., M.P.H.
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology
Chief of Division of Aging and Dementia
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Ignacio F. Mata 
Assistant Staff at the Genomic Medicine Institute (GMI), Lerner Research Institute (LRI)
Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

Ian G McKeith M.D., F.Med Sci.
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
Newcastle University Institute for Aging
Newcastle, England, U.K.

Sonja W. Scholz, MD, PhD
Chief, Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Unit
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Andrew Siderowf, M.D.
Senior Medical Director
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator and Chief
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Molecular Genetic Section
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

John-Paul Taylor MBBS(hons) PhD MRCPsych
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Debby W. Tsuang, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Physician, VAPSHCS
Seattle, WA, USA

Daniel Weintraub, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA., USA

Cyrus P. Zabetian, M.D., M.S.
Geriatric and Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA, USA


*LBDA Board of Directors
**Honorary SAC Member