Keith Vossel, MD
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.
Medical Board Certification
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Areas of Focus
In the News
Dr. Vossel was interviewed by CNN about a new study showing potential benefit of multivitamins for cognition in older adults.
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.
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