Carol F. Lippa, M.D. | Yue-Song Gong, Ph.D.
Drexel University Division of Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Disorders
Carol F. Lippa, M.D., directs this program. The clinical component of the program focuses on the management of patients with dementia and degenerative diseases. Working closely with our neuropsychologists and psychiatrists, we focus upon behavioral and pharmacological management of the behavioral manifestations of these disorders. The Division of Dementia and Memory Disorders encompasses research, patient evaluation and education about Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. Our overall goals include 1) working towards an understanding of the mechanisms underlying diseases causing dementia 2) providing medical management to people with AD and other types of dementia until an effective means to prevent or treat these diseases becomes available, and 3) educating residents, medical students, patients and their families about these diseases.
The Division of Dementia and Memory Disorders was established in 1996 by Carol F. Lippa, M.D., a neurologist with extensive experience diagnosing and managing patients with disorders of memory and thinking. Dr. Lippa has dedicated her outpatient practice to the evaluation and management of AD, age-related memory loss, Pick's and Lewy body dementias and related disorders. Currently the Chief of the Division of Dementia and Memory Disorders, Dr. Lippa and her associates are responsible for the education of residents and medical students in this area at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Lippa and her associates maintain two laboratories within the Drexel University system. Dr. Lippa directs the Dementia and Degenerative Disease Brain, Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Bank at Drexel. Here she maintains her NIA-funded laboratory and staff to support basic research involving the study of abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brains of AD patients, and patients with other degenerative diseases. Medical students and Neurology residents with an interest in developing research skills in this area are active in this laboratory.
Yuesong Gong, Ph.D.
- Pathogenic template of natural oligomer of amyloid in human Alzheimer’s disease
- The role of aging in the synaptic dysfunction of Alzheimer's disease
- Pathological change of synaptic structure-function in Alzheimer's disease
- Synaptic regeneration in Alzheimer's disease and drug screen
- Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease
To contact Dr. Lippa:
Department of Neurology
219 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 762-6915 Fax: (215) 762-6914