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Campus Address SC 640 Zip 0017
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Medical School  State University of New York: Health Science Center at Syracuse, New York      Doctor of Medicine 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Integrative Center for Aging Research  Integrative Center for Aging Research Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor
Center  Neurology   Alzheimer's Disease Center Professor
Center  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret)  Vision Science Research Center (Org-Ret) Professor
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Professor
Secondary  Neurobiology  Neurobiology Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Geldmacher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester (New York) with his B.A. in Biology and Psychology. He obtained his M.D (with Certificate in Academic Research) from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He undertook his training in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neurological Association. He has been listed in The Best Doctors in America and Who's Who in the World.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society of Neurorehabilitation 
American Neurological Association 
American College of Physicians   Fellow 
Alzheimer's of Central Alabama 

Research/Clinical Interest
His research has centered on clinical trials of dementia therapy, and he has been awarded NIH and pharmaceutical industry funding for investigator-initiated clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease Previously his research focused on disorders of complex visual processing associated with aging, brain trauma, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Geldmacher DS, Levin BE, Wright CB.
Characterizing healthy samples for studies of human cognitive aging.
Front Aging Neurosci. 2012;4:23 
Roberson ED, Defazio RA, Barnes CA, Alexander GE, Bizon JL, Bowers D, Foster TC, Glisky EL, Levin BE, Ryan L, Wright CB, Geldmacher DS.
Challenges and opportunities for characterizing cognitive aging across species.
Front Aging Neurosci. 2012;4:6.  
Salloway S, Mintzer J, Cummings JL, Geldmacher D, Sun Y, Yardley J, Mackell J.
Subgroup analysis of US and non-US patients in a global study of high-dose donepezil (23 mg) in moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease.
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2012 Sep;27(6):421-32.


Alzheimer's disease, dementia, visual processing