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Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.

Rebecca Fran Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurology

Female

Expertise: Neurology

Research Interests: Using epidemiology to evaluate the vascular contribution to cognitive impairment and dementia; cognitive consequences of stroke; cognitive deficits in congestive heart failure and other cardiac disease. ...read more

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Background

Dr. Rebecca Gottesman is an Associate Professor of Neurology, with a joint appointment in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg  School of Public Health, and is a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Her primary clinical interest is stroke.

Her primary research interests include the vascular contribution to cognitive impairment and dementia, with evaluation not only of stroke as a potential risk factor for cognitive change but also vascular risk factors such as hypertension. She works primarily with the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study in order to evaluate these long-term associations between vascular risk factors and vascular disease, each, and cognition, using epidemiology and neuroimaging methods. She runs the SCAN lab (Stroke and Cognitive impairment Analysis using Neuroepidemiology) to pursue these research interests.

Dr. Gottesman received her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.  She completed her internship in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and her neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a stroke fellowship and received a PhD in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2000)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2004)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2005, 2017)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Vascular Neurology (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Gottesman's lab work focuses on the cognitive impacts of stroke and other vascular disease, both in the short-term and the long-term, and on the association between vascular disease and dementia (including Alzheimer's disease). She evaluates this in large community-based populations, as well as smaller hospital-based studies, and has particular interest in neuroimaging as a way to evaluate cerebrovascular changes in the brain, as well as neurodegenerative changes in the brain, such as those due to Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about her research.

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Selected Publications

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To review Dr. Gotteman's published research visit PubMed.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Inaugural recipient, McKhann Scholar award, 2012
  • Invited member, Center for Innovative Medicine, 2011
  • Elected member, American Neurological Association, 2011
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award, 2005
  • K12 award: Clinical Research Scholar, 2004
  • Guy McKhann award for excellence in teaching, 2004
  • AAN Resident’s Scholarship to Annual Meeting, 2003
  • Scholarship recipient, American Stroke Association Stroke Fellows Workshop, 2003

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, 2001
    Member
  • American Neurological Association, 2011
    Member
  • American Neurological Association “Interactive Lunch Workshops” Program
    Co-Chair
  • American Neurological Association Long-Range Planning Committee
    Member
  • American Stroke Association, 2003
    Member

Professional Activities

  • Ad-hoc Internal reviewer, Johns Hopkins
    Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Clinical Research Units
  • Co-coordinator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 - 2008
    Stroke journal club
  • Co-Residency selection committee director, Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology, 2014
  • Guest editor, Behavioural Neurology, 2009 - 2010
  • Neurology representative, Medical School Council, 2009 - 2014
  • Representative, Committee on the Status of Women, 2013

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Midlife high blood pressure tied to later-life mental decline, Reuters (08/05/2014)

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? US News & World Report (08/04/2014)

Symptoms of Torn Artery Are Easy to Miss, New York Times (01/06/2014)

Guy McKhann Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience, NeuroNow (Winter 2013)

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