Dr. DeKosky is Professor of Alzheimer’s Research at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. DeKosky was a member of the national Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association from 1994 to 2002 (Board Vice Chair in 2001-2002), and again from 2003 to 2010. He served as Chair of the Section on Geriatrics of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and chaired the AAN Practice Parameters Committee for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Dementia. He is the founding Chair of the Advisory Council of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Treatment (ISTAART) and is also a member of the Alzheimer’s Association, served on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association.
Prior to his current position, Dr. DeKosky served as Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine of the University of Virginia and was chair of the department of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BA (Psychology) from Bucknell, and his MD from the University of Florida.