Education

Fellowship
Neurogenetics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Residency
Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
Degree
MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1991

Medical Board Certifications

Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996

State License

G76286
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Daniel Geschwind holds the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and is a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is director of the Neurogenetics Program and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics.

    Dr. Geschwind obtained an A.B. in psychology and chemistry at Dartmouth College and his M.D./Ph.D. at Yale School of Medicine, prior to completing his internship, residency, and postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1997.

    Dr. Geschwind's laboratory conducts research in three primary areas of neurogenetics: autism and language; focal neurodegenerative syndromes; and the structural/molecular basis of human cognitive specializations. Utilizing a multi-pronged approach, he studies normal human and animal model brain patterning to diseases in which language and social communication are disrupted, such as autism. His laboratory has forged important collaborations with investigators to use evolutionary comparisons to further the genetic evaluation of human brain development and patterning, including work with songbirds and non-human primates. He also provides scientific oversight for Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), the largest collection of multiplex autism families in the world.

    Dr. Geschwind has published over a hundred papers and review articles and serves as an associate editor of the Neurobiology of Disease, deputy editor of Biological Psychiatry, and is an editorial board member of several other journals including Neuron. Dr. Geschwind is active on the scientific advisory boards of the March of Dimes, Cure Autism Now Foundation (now Autism Speaks), Faculty of 1000 Medicine, and the Society for Neuroscience Program Committee. In 2004,

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  • Locations

    UCLA Neurological Services

    (primary location)
    Address
    300 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite B200
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-1195
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996

    Education

    Fellowship
    Neurogenetics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Residency
    Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
    Degree
    MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Clinical Interests
    • Neuro Genetics
  • Research

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    In the News

    Awards

    Scientific Service Award from Autism Speaks, 2008

    Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, 2004