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Tritia Yamasaki, MD, Neurology, Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital


Neurology Lexington, KY

Movement Disorder

Associate Professor with Tenure

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  • Office

    740 South Limestone St
    Dept of Neurology,J401
    Lexington, KY 40513
    Phone+1 859-323-5661
    Fax+1 859-323-4607
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  • Dr. Tritia Yamasaki is a neurologist in Lexington, KY and is affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. She received her bachelors from Yale University, her MD and PhD degrees from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and did residency training in Neurology at UCLA and a Movement disorder fellowship at Washington University in St Louis. She has been in practice 8 years. She specializes in movement disorders and conducts research in Parkinson’s disease.

Education & Training

  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumFellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology), 2013 - 2015
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Neurology, 2010 - 2013
  • University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Irvine)Residency, Internal Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
    University of California, Irvine, School of MedicineClass of 2009
  • Yale University
    Yale UniversityBS, Biology

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2011 - Present
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2015 - 2025
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2013 - 2025
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy Have Distinct Α-synuclein Seed Characteristics  
    Brandon B. Holmes, Tritia R. Yamasaki, Marc I. Diamond, Nigel J. Cairns, Paul T. Kotzbauer, The Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • Proteopathic tau seeding predicts tauopathy in vivo.  
    Holmes BB, Furman JL, Mahan TE, Yamasaki TR, Mirbaha H, Eades WC, Belaygorod L, Cairns NJ, Holtzman DM, Diamond MI., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  • Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in clinical subtypes of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.  
    Teng E, Yamasaki TR, Tran M, Hsiao JJ, Sultzer DL, Mendez MF., Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 12/2013
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Grant Support

  • VA CDA2Lexington VA2019–2024
  • CCTS KL2 Scholar GrantNIH2015–2017
  • Neurology Faculty Pilot AwardUniversity of Kentucky2015–2016

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations