Support the Women in Alzheimer’s Research Fund

Support research led by a woman clinician-scientist focused on biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, with a special interest in understanding women’s increased risk, and developing novel therapies.

Support the Women in Alzheimer’s Research Fund

Fanny Elahi, MD, PhD is a neurologist in the UCSF Memory and Aging Center with specific expertise in vascular cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Her research is focused on the identification of early biomarkers of degenerative brain disease with a particular interest in detection of Alzheimer's disease in its earliest, most treatable stage. Her work has been supported by the American Academy of Neurology in partnership with the Allergan foundation, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, as well as philanthropy.

Dr. Elahi completed her bachelor's degree at Columbia University, her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and her DPhil from Oxford University. She pursued her residency in neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center where she trained in neurodegenerative disorders prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Neurology.