Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience Division Taub Institute


Division of Aging and Dementia Department of Neurology
630 West 168th St, P&S 16
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212.342.1350
Fax: 212.342.1838
Email: ns257@columbia.edu

Ongoing Research:

Representative Publications

Scarmeas N., Levy G., Tang M., Manly J., Stern Y.: Influence of leisure activity on the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Neurology 2001; 57: 2236-2242..

Scarmeas N., Zarahn E., Anderson K., Habeck C., Hilton J., Flynn J., Marder K., Bell K., Sackeim H., Van Heertum R., Moeller J., Stern Y.: Association of life activities with cerebral blood flow in Alzheimer's disease: Implications for the cognitive reserve hypothesis. Archives of Neurology 2003; 60: 359-365.

Scarmeas N., Stern Y., Tang MX. Mayeux R., Luchsinger JA. Mediterranean diet and risk for Alzheimer's disease. Annals of Neurology 2006; 59: 912-921.

Scarmeas N., Luchsinger J., Schupf N., Brickman A., Cosentino S., Tang M., Stern Y. Physical activity, diet and risk of Alzheimer's disease. JAMA 2009; 302 (6): 627 – 637.

Scarmeas N.,Honig L., Choi H., Cantero J., Brandt J., Blacker D., Albert M., Amatniek J., Marder K., Bell K., Hauser A., Stern Y. Seizures in Alzheimer's disease: who, when, and how common? Archives of Neurology 2009; 66 (8):992-997.

Scarmeas N., Luchsinger J., Stern Y., Gu Y., He J., DeCarli C., Brown T., Brickman A.M. Mediterranean diet and magnetic resonance imaging – assessed cerebrovascular disease. Annals of Neurology 2011; 69 (2): 257 -268.

Scarmeas N., Luchsinger J.A., Brickman A.M., Cosentino S., Schupf N., Xin-Tang M., Gu Y., Stern Y. Physical activity and Alzheimer's disease course. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2011; 19 (5): 471 – 481.