Geoffrey L. Ahern, MD, PhD

Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Psychiatry
Professor, Psychology

Dr. Geoffrey Ahern is Board certified in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Behavioral Neurology Society, and International Neuropsychological Association.
Dr. Ahern has directed the Behavioral Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinic at the University of Arizona since his arrival in 1990.  He holds the Bruce and Lorraine Cumming Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Research and is a Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.
Since 1990, Dr. Ahern has participated in some 40 clinical trials of agents to treat and/or diagnose Alzheimer's disease.  For the past 9 years, Dr. Ahern has been the director of the University of Arizona Clinical Core, which is part of the multi-site Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC), funded by the NIA.

Research Interests: 

Behavioral Neurology
Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Wada Test
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Cerebral Lateralization for Emotional Processes
Quantitative EEG
Psychophysiology

Degrees
  • MD: Yale University, 1984
  • PhD: Yale University, 1981
  • MS: Yale University, 1978
  • BA: State University of New York at Purchase, 1976
Honors and Awards
  • Bruce and Lorraine Cumming Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Research
  • Medical Director, Behavioral Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinic
  • Director of the University of Arizona Clinical Core
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Neurological Association
  • Member, Behavioral Neurology Society
  • Member, International Neuropsychological Association
Residency
  • Boston University Affiliated Hospitals, Neurology, 1985-1988
Internship
  • Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Medicine, 1984-1985
Fellowship
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Behavioral Neurology, 1988-1990
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1992
  • United Council for Neurological Subspecialties, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, 2006