The Research Center of Excellence is part of the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), which is based at the UW Medicine Harborview campus. The center works closely with the Movement Disorders groups located at the UW main campus and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VA). The MBWC multidisciplinary clinic team includes three neurologists, two psychiatrists, two geriatricians, a full time social worker, an ARNP, four neuropsychologists, a neurogeneticist, and a primary care liaison.
The clinic provides expert diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing support for individuals experiencing changes in memory and thinking due to neurodegenerative brain diseases. The team aims to help patients discover new ways to optimize their strengths and promote overall well-being. In addition, the MBWC’s Community Education and Impact Program offers educational resources and group workshops for people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as connection to services and dementia-friendly activities in the community at large, such as art classes, garden walks, drum circles, and Alzheimer’s cafés. Many MBWC clinicians work on research projects at the UW Alzheimer’s Research Center (ADRC) including clinical trials geared towards symptom prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions.
Clinic name: University of Washington Memory and Brain Wellness Center
Phone number: 206-744-2458
Website: UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center
Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, MMSc
Dr. Kimiko Domoto-Reilly is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center (MBWC). She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with atypical dementias including Parkinson’s plus syndromes and frontotemporal degeneration spectrum disorders (FTD). Her research focuses on multimodal imaging biomarkers. She is the site PI for the national FTD Consortium, supporting the MBWC’s qualifications as a premier institute for atypical dementias. As the leader of the Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core of the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), she aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and associated research opportunities.