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Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD

George E. and Lucy Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine Registrar (1981) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1989)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1987) CA
Internship: New York VA Medical Center (1984) NY
Ph.D., UC San Diego, Neuroscience (1983)
M.D., UC San Diego, Medicine (1981)
BA, UC San Diego, Biology (1977)
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(650) 724-3172
Dr. Longo received his MD from the University of California, San Diego in 1981 and his PhD in 1983. Following an internship in medicine at New York University, he trained as a resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco where he also completed a fellowship in neurobiology. He joined the UCSF faculty and eventually served as professor and vice chair of UCSF’s Department of Neurology. Before joining Stanford in 2006, Dr. Longo was the H. Houston Merritt Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. At Stanford, Dr. Longo serves as the George E. and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and along with his colleagues focuses on building programs in neurology and the neurosciences. His interests include translational research in neurodegenerative disease therapeutics, providing patient care in the Stanford Memory Disorders Clinic, and mentoring medical students and other trainees. Dr. Longo is the 2015 recipient of the inaugural Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and his team’s work on Alzheimer’s therapeutics was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2016.
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