Location

  1. Arizona

Departments

  1. Psychiatry and Psychology

Education

  1. MD School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (Haile Selassie)
  2. Internship - Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-GYN (3 months of each done in Ethiopia) Armed Forces General Hospital
  3. Internship - Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-GYN (3 months of each) University Internship, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (Haile Selassie)
  4. Internship - Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. Internship - Primary Care Medicine Wright State University School of Medicine
  6. Resident - General Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  7. Fellow - Behavioral Neurology, Medical Psychiatry and Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  8. Chief Resident - Psychiatry Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  9. Basic Neuroscience Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  10. Fellow - Behavioral Neurology (Mayo Foundation Scholar) Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  11. Master of Science - Clinical Research (basic, intermediate, and advanced applied epidemiology and related subjects) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Certifications

  1. Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  2. Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Neurology
  2. Professor of Psychiatry

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Neuropsychiatry Special Interest Group, American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2008-present
  • Science Committee, Groupe de Recherche sur la maladie d'Alzheimer, 2008-present
  • Education Committee, American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2005-present
  • Harold Amos Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2008-2012

Interests

  • Neuropsychiatry of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is the transitional zone between the cognitive changes of normal aging and dementia. Subjects with MCI constitute a high risk group because they develop dementia at 10-15% per year, as compared to the general population of 1-2%.

Publications

See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research

See a description of research activities.

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