Study Leadership | Allan Levey

Allan Levey, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neurology, Study Investigator

Dr. Levey is the Goizueta Foundation Endowed Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Betty Gage Holland Chair, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Emory University. He is also Associate Dean for Research at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dr. Levey received a BS from the University of Michigan and an MD and PhD (Immunology) from the University of Chicago. He then trained in Neurology at Johns Hopkins, molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health, and then joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology. Dr. Levey has been at Emory University since 1991, where he has held a number of positions, including Director of Graduate Studies for the Neuroscience PhD Program, Founding Director of the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, and Director of the Emory MD/PhD Training Program.

Dr. Levey is a neurologist and neuroscientist internationally recognized for his work in neurodegenerative disease. He has more than 300 research publications. His work has contributed to understanding the brain systems and mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and in identifying molecular targets for new therapeutic strategies. He has received 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, the Team Hope Award for Medical Leadership from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. Dr. Levey was also named an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Neuroscience and has consistently been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America.

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