Darren Gitelman, MD

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Darren Gitelman is a neurologist on the staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated summa cum laude. His MD degree was also from Washington University. Dr. Gitelman is board certified in Neurology (1993) and Internal Medicine (1988). He has had additional fellowship training in functional brain imaging (1988-89) and behavioral neurology (1992-94), and was in the first group of physicians ever certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2006).

Dr. Gitelman specializes in the treatment of patients with a wide variety of cognitive disorders, and focuses on the neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, progressive aphasia, Lewy body dementia and others. He is an author on over 70 peer-reviewed publications on topics such as attention, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), language, aphasia, memory, and dementia (publications can be located through PubMed).

Dr. Gitelman has given numerous talks on dementia and data analysis in fMRI, and has consulted for companies on the treatment of dementia and brain imaging analysis. He reviews for numerous journals and is on the editorial boards of Neuroimage and Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. He has been elected to the American Neurological Association, and serves as a chairman for the Institutional Review Board (research ethics panel) at Northwestern University.

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