Sanjay Asthana, MD

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Duncan G. and Lottie H. Ballantine Chair in Geriatrics

Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
2870 University Avenue

Education

MD, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi
Residency, University of Saskatchewan School of Medicine
Fellowship, Geriatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Neurosciences

Professional Activities

Dr. Sanjay Asthana is the founding director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and an internationally renowned researcher and leader in the field of Alzheimer's disease. In addition to his work as director of the Wisconsin ADRC, Dr. Asthana holds myriad leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin, including associate dean for gerontology, director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital, and director of the NIH-funded Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases Training Grant.

Dr. Asthana sees patients in the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinic, specializing in assessing and diagnosing patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Research Interests

Dr. Asthana has been funded continuously by NIH for more than 22 years and has published extensively in the fields of hormone therapy, Alzheimer's disease and gerontology. He has conceived and guided numerous research studies in the field of dementia and aging research and has collaborated with investigators conducting clinical Alzheimer's disease research. The primary focus of his research relates to the psychopharmacology and neuroendocrinology of estrogen and related gonadal hormones in Alzheimer’s disease. Additional major research interests involve collaborative studies in the field of antecedent biomarkers of preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.