Dr. Nathaniel Chin honored with 2022 Alzheimer's Association Professional Award

Dr. Nathaniel Chin

Nathaniel Chin, MD, received the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association Professional Award at the 36th Annual Wisconsin State Conference, May 2-3, 2022. 

The Professional Award is bestowed upon an individual who brings a dedication to her/his employment that serves as a model to others in the field. 

Dr. Chin has dedicated his career to serving families in Wisconsin on a journey with Alzheimer’s or dementia. He is widely known to have an incredible rapport with his patients, and receives frequent and heartfelt thanks from many of them for his care and compassion. Dr. Chin works in the UW Health Memory Clinics diagnosing, treating, and counseling patients with memory concerns. He also serves as Medical Director for both the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (WADRC) and the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention, overseeing clinical care provided to the roughly 5,000 volunteers who participate in their Alzheimer’s disease research studies. He leads the Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment education series at the Wisconsin ADRC, which offers people with MCI and their care partners science-backed strategies for living and coping with cognitive change. Dr. Chin also sits on the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors.

“Dr. Chin is a valuable part of the Wisconsin Board of Directors and is dedicated to improving the lives of families on a journey with dementia,” said Dave Grams, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association. “He is leading the way to help those with MCI live their best life by empowering and connecting them with resources and strategies. He’s truly making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin families.”

Dr. Chin lost his father to Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. His own family history motivates him to study Alzheimer’s disease prevention and how to delay the onset of the disease.