Sanjeev Vaishnavi, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Fellow, Institute of Aging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Penn Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Penn Memory Center
2nd floor South Extension
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Applied Biology)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2010.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dementia, Dementia Evaluation, Dementia Patient Medical Care, Memory Disorders, Memory Evaluation, Alzheimer's Disease, cognitive neurology

Description of Research Expertise

Neuroimaging, resting state functional connectivity MRI, PET, aerobic glycolysis

Selected Publications

Steven E. Arnold, MD1; Suzanne Hendrix, PhD2; Jessie Nicodemus-Johnson PhD,2; Newman Knowlton MS,2; Alison J. McManus, DNP, FNP-BC1; Monica Crane, MD3; Sanjeev N. Vaishnavi, MD, PhD4; Jeffrey M. Burns, MD5; Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS6; Judith A. Neugroschl, MD7; Victoria J. Williams, PhD8; Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD9; Patrick D. Yeramian, MD, MBA10; Kent Leslie, MS11: SAFETY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF A FIXED-DOSE COFORMULATION OF SODIUM PHENYLBUTYRATE AND TAURURSODIOL (PB/TURSO) FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: RESULTS FROM THE PHASE 2A PEGASUS STUDY. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease 8(4): S125, Nov 2021.

Walker, I., Shaw, S., Vaishnavi, S., Wolk, D., Dahodwala, N., Morley, J., ... & Irwin, D. : Non-Tremor Motor Dysfunction is Associated with AD Biomarkers in Lewy Body Dementias. MOVEMENT DISORDERS 36: S285-S285, September 2021.

Kim B, Mikytuck B, Suh E, Gibbons GS, Van Deerlin VM, Vaishnavi SN, Spindler MA, Massimo L, Grossman M, Trojanowski JQ, Irwin DJ, Lee EB.: Tau immunotherapy is associated with glial responses in FTLD-tau. Acta Neuropathol 142(2): 243-257, Aug 2021.

Howard E, Irwin DJ, Rascovsky K, Nevler N, Shellikeri S, Tropea TF, Spindler M, Deik A, Chen-Plotkin A, Siderowf A, Dahodwala N, Weintraub D, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Vaishnavi SN, Wolk DA, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Morley JF, Duda JE, Grossman M, Cousins KA.: Cognitive Profile and Markers of AD-Type Pathology in Patients with Lewy Body Dementias. Neurology 96: e1855-e1864, Apr 2021.

Potorno, Nicola; Coughlin, David; Olm, Christopher A.; Wolk, David; Vaishnavi, Sanjeev; Shaw, Leslie; Dahodwala, Nabila; Morley, James; Duda, John; Deik, Andres; Spindler, Meredith; Chen-Plotkin, Alice; Lee, Edward; Trojanowski, John; McMillan, Corey T. ; Weintraub, Daniel; Grossman, Murray; Irwin, David J.: Tau pathology associates with in vivo cortical thinning in Lewy body disorders. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 7(12): 2342-55, Dec 2020.

Coughlin DG, Phillips JS, Roll E, Peterson C, Lobrovich R, Rascovsky K, Ungrady M, Wolk DA, Das S, Weintraub D, Lee EB, Trojanowski JQ, Shaw LM, Vaishnavi S, Siderowf A, Nasrallah IM, Irwin DJ, McMillan CT; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.: Multimodal in vivo and postmortem assessments of tau in Lewy body disorders. Neurobiol Aging 96: 137-147, Dec 2020.

David G Coughlin, MD MTR; Jeffrey S Phillips, PhD; Emily Roll, BSc; Claire Peterson, BSc; Rebecca Lobrovich, MA; Katya Rascovsky, PhD; Molly Ungrady, BSc; David A Wolk, MD; Sandhitsu Das, PhD; Daniel Weintraub, MD; Edward B Lee, MD PhD; John Q Trojanowski, MD PhD; Leslie M Shaw, PhD; Sanjeev Vaishnavi, MD; Andrew Siderowf, MD MSCE; Ilya M Nasrallah, MD PhD; David J Irwin, MD MTR; Corey T McMillan, PhD: Multimodal In Vivo and Post-mortem Assessments of Tau in Lewy Body Disorders. Neurobiology of Aging 96: 137-147, Aug 2020.

Phillips JS, Da Re F, Irwin DJ, McMillan CT, Vaishnavi SN, Xie SX, Lee EB, Cook PA, Gee JC, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Wolk DA, Grossman M.: Longitudinal progression of grey matter atrophy in non-amnestic Alzheimer's disease. Brain 142: 1701-1722, Jun 2019.

David Coughlin MD, Jeffrey Phillips PhD, Emily Roll BS, David Wolk MD, Sandhitsu Das PhD, Ilya Nasrallah MD PhD, Sanjeev Vaishnavi MD, Andrew Siderowf MD MSCE, Daniel Weintraub MD, Leslie I Shaw PhD, John Q Trojanowski MD PhD, Murray Grossman MD, David Irwin MD MSTR, Corey T. McMillan PhD: Cerebrospinal Fluid AD Biomarkers and Regional [18F]-Flortaucipir Uptake in Lewy Body Disorders. Neurology 92(15), April 2019 Notes:

Fulvio Da Re, F. Da Re, J. Phillips, C. Ferrarese, D. Irwin, C. McMilan, S. Vaishnavi, S. Xie, E.Lee, P. Cook, J. Gee, L. Shaw, J. Trojanowski, D. Wolk, M. Grossman: Atrophy progression over time in non-amnestic Alzheimer's disease. Italian Society for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (SINDEM) 2019.

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