Karen Marder, M.D.
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, in the Taub Institute on Alzheimers Disease and the Aging Brain, and in Psychiatry) at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Columbia University Medical Center
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, in the Taub Institute on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, and in Psychiatry) ,
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Karen Marder received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from Weil Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training in Neurology at the Neurological Institute and fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology and received an MPH in epidemiology.
She joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Neurology in 1989. She has been the Director of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence at the NYSPI since 1991. She has been an Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center since 1997.
In September 2001, she was appointed Chief of the division of Aging and Dementia in the Department of Neurology. Her research interests span a range of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, HIV dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
She is principal investigator for an NIH-funded study of the genetic epidemiology of early-onset Parkinson’s disease. A major area of interest has been the risk factors and impact of dementia on the course of Parkinson’s Disease. The multidisciplinary Huntington’s Disease Center is a site for many clinical trials and clinical research initiatives (www.hdny.org).
She has been studying the clinical and immunological profiles associated with the development of cognitive impairment in the setting of HIV infection and has been a site investigator on numerous Phase II and Phase III trials for HIV dementia.
She is an author or co-author of more than 200 publications. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association.
Medical School: Cornell, M.D., 1983
• Neuropsychiatry/cognitive disorders