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   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Neelesh Nadkarni, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Email: nadkarnink@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2383

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2383
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: nadkarnink@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Beth Thomas
Address: 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: eat8@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-864-2507
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
Medical Degree, J. N. Medical College- Karnatak University, India, 1995
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009
Training
Internal Medicine, Crozer-Chester Medical Center-Temple University, PA, 2001
Geriatric Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital- Northwestern University, IL, 2002
Geriatric Neurology & Behavioural Neurology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Health Centre-University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007
Hospitalist Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Health Centre-University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Doctoral studies, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009
Research Interest
An Assistant Professor, Dr Nadkarni’s research focuses on understanding the impact of brain amyloid deposition and cerebral small-vessel disease on the interface between mobility and cognition in older adults. He is funded by an NIH-K23. In addition, he is conducting a pilot study funded by the University of Pittsburgh's NIH-funded ADRC, and he serves on the adjudication committee of the NIA-funded Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Kertesz, A., Nadkarni, N.K., Davidson, W., Thomas, A.W. The frontal behavioral inventory in the differential diagnosis of front temporal dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2000; 6(4): 460-8.
Lanctot, K.L., Herrmann, N., Nadkarni, N.K., Leibovitch, F.S., Caldwell, C.B., Black, S.E. Medial temporal hypoperfusion is associated with aggression in Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology. 2004; 61: 1723-29.
Pettersen, J.A., Sathiyamoorthy, G., Gao, F. Q., Szilagyi, g., Nadkarni, N.K., St. George-Hyslop, P., Rogaeva, E., Black, S. E. Micro bleed Topography, leukoaraiosis, and cognition in probable Alzheimer disease from the Sunnybrook dementia study. Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology. 2008; 65 (6): 790-95.
Nadkarni, N.K., Mawji, E., McIlroy, W. E., Black, S. E. Spatial and temporal gait parameters in mild Alzheimer's disease and aging. Gait and Posture. 2009; 30 (4): 452-54.
Nadkarni, N. K., McIlroy, W. E., Mawji, E., Black, S. E. Gait and subcortical hyper intensities in mild Alzheimer’s disease and aging. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2009; 28: 295-301.
Nadkarni, N. K., Zabjek, K., Lee, B., McIlroy, W. E., Black, S. E. Effect of working memory and spatial attention tasks on gait in healthy young and older adults. Motor Control. 2010; 14: 195-210.
Nadkarni, N.K., Levine, B., McIlroy, W.E., Black, S. E. Impact of Subcortical Hyper intensities on Dual-tasking in Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders. 2012; 26 (1): 28-35.
Patterson, K. K., Nadkarni, N. K., Black, S.E., McIlroy, W. E. Gait symmetry and velocity differ in their relationship to age. Gait and Posture. 2012; 35 (4): 590-4.
Nadkarni, N.K., Levy-Cooperman, N., Black, S. E. Functional correlates of instrumental activities of daily living in mild Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging. 2012; 33 (1): 53-60.
Espeland, M. A., Katula, J. A., Rushing, J., Kramer, A. F., Jennings, J., Sink, K. M., Nadkarni, N. K., Reid, K. F., Castro, C. M., Church, T., Kerwin, D. R., Williamson, J. D., Marottoli, R. A., Rushing, S., Mariske, M., Rapp, S. R., for the LIFE Study Group. Performance Of A Computer-Based Assessment Of Cognitive Function Measures In Two Cohorts Of Seniors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2013; 28 (12): 1239-50.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The Aging Brain and the Cognition - Mobility Interface in Clinically Normal Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: K23 AG049945
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Task Specific Timing and Coordination Exercises to Improve Mobility in Older Adults
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG045252
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: The Longitudinal Relationship Between Brain Amyloid Accrual and Decline in the Cognition-Mobility Interface in Clinically Normal Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P50 2 P50 AG005133-32
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: The LIFE Outcomes Study (LIFE-OS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Florida/National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: U01 U01 AG022376
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
New Investigator Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2016
ADRC pilot funding award: The Longitudinal Relationship between Brain Amyloid Accrual and Decline in the Cognition-Mobility Interface in Clinically Normal Older Adults, 2015