Expert: Allan Levey
Allan Levey, MD, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University's School of Medicine, as well as the director of Emory's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. He has secondary faculty appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Levey is an internationally recognized expert in neurodegenerative disorders. His work has contributed to understanding the brain systems and mechanisms involved in disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as well as in identifying molecular targets for new therapeutic strategies. He has more than 250 research publications and has won several awards, including the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Heikkila Research Scholar Award from the National Parkinson Foundation, the Health Advancement Research Award from Community Health Charities and the Team Hope Award for Medical Leadership from the Huntington's Disease Society of America. In addition, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.
Levey consistently has been listed among one of the Best Doctors in America. His research interests include fundamental research into the cause of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, and development of new biomarkers and treatments.
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