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Gary Small, MD

UCLA Physician Gary Small, MD specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry.
Specialty
Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
G43707
Contact
(310) 825-3910 Appointments and referral
(310) 825-0291 Office
Voted Best Doctor
Voted Super Doctor
PRACTICE LOCATION

Semel Institute, Suite 38-251
Los Angeles, CA 90024

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981 - 1983
Residency
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1978 - 1981
Internship
Internal Medicine, Children's Hospital of San Francisco, 1977 - 1978
Degree
MD, USC School of Medicine, 1977
CLINICAL INTEREST
Age-related memory decline, Dementia, Depression
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry
Provider, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
MORE INFORMATION
Additional Information

Gary Small, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, and Director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

Dr. Small’s research team developed the first brain scanning method to detect the physical evidence of Alzheimer's disease—amyloid plaques and tau tangles—in living patients. His studies have led to expanded Medicare coverage for brain PET scanning to assist in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Small also has studied and developed healthy lifestyle and memory training programs for improving cognition and promoting healthy aging, which UCLA has licensed to senior centers, community hospitals, and assisted living facilities throughout the U.S. Dr. Small has authored over 400 scientific works and seven popular books that have been translated into two dozen languages, including the New York Times best-seller, "The Memory Bible." He has received numerous awards and honors, including the American College of Psychiatrists Research Award in Geriatric Psychiatry and the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology.

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