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Raquel Gardner, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-2931
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    Columbia UniversityB.A.2003Neuroscience and Behavior
    Harvard Medical SchoolM.D.2008
    UCSFResidency2012Neurology
    UCSFClinical Fellowship2013Behavioral Neurology
    SFVAMCResearch Fellowship2015Dementia Epidemiology
    UCSFAdvanced Training in Clinical Research2016Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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    As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Gardner evaluates and treats patients with various neurological disorders and provides them with follow-up care. As a fellowship-trained behavioral neurologist, Dr. Gardner has specific expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

    Her research program focuses on understanding the epidemiology and mechanisms of long-term sequelae of traumatic brain injury in older adults with the goal of improving outcomes in this vulnerable population. Her work is supported by the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the American Federation for Aging Research, the Global Brain Health Institute, and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences.


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    Traumatic Brain Injury and The Aging Brain: Predictors of Clinical Trajectories
    NIH/NINDS K23NS095755Jul 15, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gardner R, Peltz CB, Kenney K, Covinsky KE, Diaz-Arrastia R, Yaffe K. Remote Traumatic Brain Injury Is Associated with Motor Dysfunction in Older Military Veterans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Sep 01; 72(9):1233-1238. PMID: 28329183.
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    2. Manley GT, MacDonald CL, Markowitz A, Stephenson D, Robbins A, Gardner R, Winkler EA, Bodien Y, Taylor S, Yue JK, Kannan L, Kumar A, McCrea M, Wang KKW. The Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative: Progress on a Public-Private Regulatory Collaboration to Accelerate Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28363253.
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    3. Gardner R, Langa KM, Yaffe K. Subjective and objective cognitive function among older adults with a history of traumatic brain injury: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002246. PMID: 28267747.
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    4. Peltz CB, Gardner R, Kenney K, Diaz-Arrastia R, Kramer JH, Yaffe K. Neurobehavioral Characteristics of Older Veterans With Remote Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2017 Jan/Feb; 32(1):E8-E15. PMID: 27323220.
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    5. Vatsavayai SC, Yoon SJ, Gardner R, Gendron TF, Vargas JN, Trujillo A, Pribadi M, Phillips JJ, Gaus SE, Hixson JD, Garcia PA, Rabinovici GD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Petrucelli L, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Timing and significance of pathological features in C9orf72 expansion-associated frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2016 Dec; 139(Pt 12):3202-3216. PMID: 27797809.
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    6. Winkler EA, Yue JK, McAllister TW, Temkin NR, Oh SS, Burchard EG, Hu D, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Burke JF, Sorani MD, Rosand J, Yuh EL, Barber J, Tarapore PE, Gardner R, Sharma S, Satris GG, Eng C, Puccio AM, Wang KK, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Diaz-Arrastia R, Manley GT. COMT Val 158 Met polymorphism is associated with nonverbal cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics. 2016 Jan; 17(1):31-41. PMID: 26576546; PMCID: PMC4988810 [Available on 01/01/17].
    7. Gardner R, Possin KL, Hess CP, Huang EJ, Grinberg LT, Nolan AL, Cohn-Sheehy BI, Ghosh PM, Lanata S, Merrilees J, Kramer JH, Berger MS, Miller BL, Yaffe K, Rabinovici GD. Evaluating and treating neurobehavioral symptoms in professional American football players: Lessons from a case series. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015 Aug; 5(4):285-295. PMID: 26336629.
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    8. Gardner R, Hess CP, Brus-Ramer M, Possin KL, Cohn-Sheehy BI, Kramer JH, Berger MS, Yaffe K, Miller B, Rabinovici GD. Cavum Septum Pellucidum in Retired American Pro-Football Players. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Jan 01; 33(1):157-61. PMID: 25970145; PMCID: PMC4696427 [Available on 01/01/17].
    9. Gardner R, Burke JF, Nettiksimmons J, Goldman S, Tanner CM, Yaffe K. Traumatic brain injury in later life increases risk for Parkinson disease. Ann Neurol. 2015 Jun; 77(6):987-95. PMID: 25726936; PMCID: PMC4447556.
    10. Gardner R, Yaffe K. Epidemiology of mild traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015 May; 66(Pt B):75-80. PMID: 25748121; PMCID: PMC4461453.
    11. Gardner R, Burke JF, Nettiksimmons J, Kaup A, Barnes DE, Yaffe K. Dementia risk after traumatic brain injury vs nonbrain trauma: the role of age and severity. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Dec; 71(12):1490-7. PMID: 25347255; PMCID: PMC4318558.
    12. Gardner R, Yaffe K. Traumatic brain injury may increase risk of young onset dementia. Ann Neurol. 2014 Mar; 75(3):339-41. PMID: 24550062; PMCID: PMC4620926.
    13. Gardner R, Valcour V, Yaffe K. Dementia in the oldest old: a multi-factorial and growing public health issue. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2013; 5(4):27. PMID: 23809176; PMCID: PMC3706944.
    14. Gardner R, Boxer AL, Trujillo A, Mirsky JB, Guo CC, Gennatas ED, Heuer HW, Fine E, Zhou J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Intrinsic connectivity network disruption in progressive supranuclear palsy. Ann Neurol. 2013 May; 73(5):603-16. PMID: 23536287; PMCID: PMC3732833.
    15. Gardner R, Schmahmann JD. Arginine test is not reliable for diagnosing cerebellar multiple system atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2010 Mar; 67(3):404-8. PMID: 20373353.
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    16. Schmahmann JD, Gardner R, MacMore J, Vangel MG. Development of a brief ataxia rating scale (BARS) based on a modified form of the ICARS. Mov Disord. 2009 Sep 15; 24(12):1820-8. PMID: 19562773; PMCID: PMC3800087.
    17. Gardner R, Alcalay RN, Schmahmann JD. Transient exacerbation of ataxia with smoking: a prevalence survey. Mov Disord. 2009 Apr 30; 24(6):937-8. PMID: 19230030.
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    18. Gardner R, Schmahmann JD. Ataxia and cerebellar atrophy--a novel manifestation of neuro-Beh├žet disease? Mov Disord. 2008 Jan 30; 23(2):307-8. PMID: 18044705.
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