Keith A. Vossel, MD

Keith A. Vossel, MD

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology| Neurology


Dr. Keith Vossel is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA. 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 and related disorders with a focus on brain rhythm abnormalities and translational therapies. Key discoveries include the presence of silent seizure 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.




Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008


UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, 2009


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


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


University of Tennessee College of Medicine, MD, 2003

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

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



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

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