Program Director

Sanjay Asthana

The Training Grant Program Director is Sanjay Asthana, MD, Professor in the UW Department of Medicine.  Dr. Asthana is the head of the Department of Medicine Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Middleton VA Hospital.  He also serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and is the Associate Dean for Gerontology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.  His research is in the area of estrogen, cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Asthana received his medical degree at the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi in New Delhi, India and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Saskatchewan School of Medicine in Saskatoon, Canada. He obtained his Geriatric Fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed additional Senior Staff Fellowship in Alzheimer’s disease research at the Laboratory of Neurosciences of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The primary focus of Dr. Asthana’s research is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and he is internationally recognized for his work on estrogen and related hormones for the treatment of AD. His research program is supported by several peer-reviewed grants from the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and various philanthropic foundations and the pharmaceutical industry.

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