Keith Vossel, MD

Keith Vossel, MD

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology| Neurology
Primary Location
Westwood Neurology
300 Medical Plaza
Suite B200
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-7491

About

Dr. Keith Vossel is a Professor of Neurology, Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research and Care at UCLA, and Michael M. Minchin, Jr., President, J.D. French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Chair. Dr. Vossel received a master's degree in biomedical engineering and a medical degree with the highest honors from the University of Tennessee. He completed a neurology residency at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he served as a chief resident. Dr. Vossel completed fellowship training in behavioral neurology and dementia research at the University of California, San Francisco and Gladstone Institutes. Dr. Vossel investigates Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and related disorders with a focus on brain rhythm abnormalities and translational therapies. Key discoveries include the presence of epileptic activity, occurring during sleep and accelerating cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, effects of amyloid-β and tau deposition on brain rhythms and related cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's disease, and novel pathological functions of tau in Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008

Fellowship

UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, 2009

Residency

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2007

Internship

Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2004

Degree

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, MD, 2003

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Behavioral disorders
Lewy body dementia
Frontotemporal neurocognitive disorder
Epilepsy
Alzheimer's disease

Research

Interests

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Tau
  • Amyloid-beta
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • EEG
  • MEG
  • Epilepsy
  • Transient epileptic amnesia

Link to Dr. Vossel's Lab website >
Link to Dr. Vossel's Pubmed publications >

In the News

Dr. Vossel was interviewed by CNN about a new study showing potential benefit of multivitamins for cognition in older adults.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/14/health/daily-multivitamin-cognitive-function-study-wellness/index.html

Listen to the Podcast of Dr. Keith Vossel's interview with Kevin McCullough, New York's "Radio Night Live" AM970, on July 13, 2022, discussing the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer's disease and the work of the Easton Center in conducting clinical trials and research to find treatments.

Part 1:
https://eastonad.ucla.edu/images/media/Dr_Vossel_Pt-1_RNL_WNYM_Seg-2_7-13-22.mp3

Part 2:
https://eastonad.ucla.edu/images/media/Dr_Vossel_Pt-2_RNL_WNYM_Seg-3_7-13-22.mp3

Part 3:
https://eastonad.ucla.edu/images/media/Dr_Vossel_Pt-3_RNL_WNYM_Seg-4_7-13-22.mp3

Awards

Bernese Epilepsy Award

Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Distinguished Research Scholar Award

Alzheimer’s Association Award for Excellence in Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders