Grand Rounds | Aging & Dementia

Speaker: Suzanne Schindler Grand Rounds will be in person and participants are invited to watch the lecture at 7:45 a.m. in either the Connor or Moore Auditoriums. A zoom link will be emailed for participants not able to attend in person. This link is a recurring meeting link for all Neurology Grand Rounds. All lectures […]

Blood-based biomarkers for treatment monitoring in Alzheimer’s disease (Links to an external site)

Suzanne Schindler

Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, discusses the promise of blood-based biomarkers for treatment monitoring. Data has been presented on plasma phosphorylated-tau 217 (p-tau217) as a method to monitor the effects of lecanemab and donanemab. This research is investigating if medication discontinuation is feasible if p-tau217 […]

Prioritizing diversity in Alzheimer’s disease biomarker studies (Links to an external site)

Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD, on VJ Dementia

Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, gives insight into the need for more diverse cohorts to improve our understanding of the impact of sex, age, and race on biomarker levels and trajectories in Alzheimer’s disease. While efforts to study racial and ethnic minority populations have improved, […]

Program Tour

What makes our residency special? Hear from our faculty When choosing a residency program, it’s important to know who you’ll be working with and getting a sense if we are a great fit for you. Below is a list of pre-recorded topics from several of our researchers and subspecialty experts here in the Department of […]

Recent Graduates

Class of 2023 Name Position Location Wendy Assael Neuroimmunology Washington University in St. Louis Michael Butler Epilepsy/Neuromuscular Medicine Washington University in St. Louis Luis de Carvalho Paixao Vascular Neurology/Neurointerventional Radiology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Washington University in St. Louis William Everett Neuromuscular Medicine Washington University in St. Louis Amy Lin Movement Disorders UC […]

How St. Louis researchers are seeking ways to combat Alzheimer’s and dementia (Links to an external site)


Alzheimer’s disease starts forming in the brains of unsuspecting individuals about 20 years before traditional telltale signs become noticeable. No cure exists for the progressive, fatal disease, but St. Louis medical researchers are studying tools and potential drugs that can detect and treat Alzheimer’s in its early stages. “The tests are getting better and better,” […]