Neelesh Nadkarni, MD, Geriatrics, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

NeeleshNadkarniMDPhD, FRCPC

Geriatrics Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's disease, Amyloidosis, Positron emission tomography, Cerebrovascular disease, Magnetic resonance imaging, Cognitive disorders, Brain, Mobility Limitation, Neurogenic Inflammation

Education & Training

  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, University of TorontoPh.D., Neuroscience, 2003 - 2009
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
    Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeClass of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2001 - 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Council of CanadaLMCC
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaFRCPC

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • New Investigator Award American Geriatrics Society, 2016
  • Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Scholar John Hartford Foundation/AFAR, 2012
  • Junior Faculty Award Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and University of Pittsburgh, 2012-2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

    Nadkarni NK, Perera S, Snitz BE, Mathis CA, Williamson JD, DeKosky ST, Price J, Klunk WE, and Lopez OL, JAMA Neurol, 1/14/2016
  • Report: NIA workshop on measures of physiologic resiliencies in human aging  
    Hadley EC, Kuchel GA, Newman AB, Allore HG, Bartley JM, Bergeman CS, Blinov ML, Colon-Emeric CS, Dhabhar FS, Dugan LL, Dutta C, Eldadah BA, Ferrucci L, Kirkland JL, Kr..., J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sc, 1/1/2016
  • Relationship between inflammation and gait slowing is influenced by white matter integrity in older adults  
    Nadkarni NK, Boudreau R, Studenski SA, Liu G, Lopez OL, Aizenstein HJ, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Newman AB, Rosano C, Neurology, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Brain Amyloid and Gait Speed in Older Adults
    Brain Amyloid and Gait Speed in Older Adults, Human Amyloid Imaging, Miami Beach, FL, 1/16/2016
  • Relationship between Inflammation and Mobility is influenced by White Matter Characteristics: Secondary analysis of Health ABC Study
    Nadkarni NK, Studenski SA, Boudreau R, Lopez OL et al, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/1/2014
  • Brain Amyloid Deposition Influences the Cognition-Mobility Interface (COMBINE) in Cognitively Normal Older Adults
    Nadkarni NK, Snitz BE, Cohen AD, Studenski SA, Perera S, Lopez OL, Nebes R, Klunk WE, Gerontological Society of America preconference on Aging, CNS and Mobility, New Orleans, LA, 1/19/2013
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    Toronto, ON, Canada - 1/28/2016
  • Brain Amyloid and Gait Speed in Older Adults 
    Long Beach, CA - 1/21/2016
  • Cortical Amyloid-beta and Slow Gait in Older Adults without Dementia 
    New Orleans, LA - 1/1/2016
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Grant Support

  • K23 Career development awardNational Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Health (NIH)Present

Hospital Affiliations