David A Wolk, MD

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Associate Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Penn Memory Center
Ralston House
#212A
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662-7810
Fax: 215 662-7812
Education:
BA (Psychology)
Dartmouth College, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

Episodic Memory, Event-related Potentials, transcranial direct current stimulation, MRI, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Disorders, Cognitive Neurology, Aging,

Selected Publications

Wolk DA, Dickerson BC : Fractionating verbal episodic memory in Alzheimer's disease. NeuroImage 54(2): 1530-9, Sep 2010.

Wolk DA, Dickerson BC: Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype has dissociable effects on memory and attentional-executive network function in Alzheimer's disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(22): 10256-61, Jun 2010 Notes: Featured article in Alzheimer Research Forum: ApoE and Brain Networks—The Anatomy of a Risk Factor, May 28, 2010.

Wolk DA, Dunfee KL, Dickerson BC, Aizenstein HJ, Dekosky ST: A medial temporal lobe division of labor: Insights from memory in aging and early Alzheimer disease. Hippocampus 21(5): 461-6, Mar 2010.

Wolk DA, Price JC, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, James JA, Lopez OL, Aizenstein HJ, Cohen AD, Weissfeld LA, Mathis CA, Klunk WE, DeKosky ST: Amyloid imaging in mild cognitive impairment subtypes. Annals of Neurology 65(5): 557-68, May 2009.

Dickerson BC, Wolk DA: MRI cortical thickness biomarker predicts AD-like CSF and cognitive decline in normal adults. Neurology 78(2): 84-90, Dec 2011 Notes: Featured editorial on manuscript: Resnick SM; Scheltens P. MRI-based biomarkers of preclinical AD: An Alzheimer signature. Neurology: 78(2): 80-81. Featured article in Alzheimer Research Forum. Is Structural MRI Closing In on Preclinical AD Biomarker? December 27, 2011.

Pluta J, Yushkevich P, Das S, Wolk D: In vivo Analysis of Hippocampal Subfield Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment via Semi-Automatic Segmentation of T2-Weighted MRI. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 31(1): 85-99, Jan 2012.

Wolk DA, Price JC, Madeira C, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Lopez OL, Mathis CA, Klunk WE, Dekosky ST: Amyloid imaging in dementias with atypical presentation. Alzheimer's & Dementia Jan 2012.

Wolk David A, Mancuso Lauren, Kliot Daria, Arnold Steven E, Dickerson Bradford C: Familiarity-based memory as an early cognitive marker of preclinical and prodromal AD. Neuropsychologia 51(6): 1094-102, Mar 2013.

Dickerson BC, Wolk DA: Biomarker-based prediction of progression in MCI: Comparison of AD-signature and hippocampal volume with spinal fluid amyloid-ß and tau. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience In press.

Wolk DA: Amyloid Imaging in Atypical Presentations of Alzheimer’s Disease. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports In press.

Wolk DA, Manning K, Kliot D, Arnold SE : Recognition Memory in Amnestic-Mild Cognitive Impairment: Insights from Event-Related Potentials. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in press.

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Last updated: 06/13/2014
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