Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Alzheimer's disease
  2. Corticobasal degeneration
  3. Frontotemporal dementia
  4. Lewy body dementia
  5. Mild cognitive impairment
  6. Posterior cortical atrophy
  7. Primary progressive aphasia
  8. Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Primary progressive aphasia
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Posterior cortical atrophy
  1. 1986
    Fellow - Behavioral NeurologyBeth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  2. 1984
    ResidentDepartment of Neurology
  3. 1981
    InternshipDepartment of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center
  4. 1980
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1972
    PhDUniversity of Minnesota
  6. 1968
    BAHamline University

Certifications

  1. 1986
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Outstanding Achievement AwardHamline University Alumni
  2. 2013
    Henry Wisniewski Award for Lifetime AchievementAlzheimer's Association
  3. 2012
    Zaven Khachaturian Lifetime Achievement Award Alzheimer's Association
  4. 2011
    Distinguished Mayo Clinic InvestigatorMayo Clinic
  5. 2008
    Excellence in Leadership AwardMayo Clinic
  6. 2007
    Leon Thal PrizeLou Ruvo Brain Institute
  7. 2005
    Potamkin Prize for Pick's, Alzheimer's and Related DementiasAmerican Academy of Neurology
  8. 2004
    Barbara Haugh Research Award in Alzheimer's DiseaseGreater Dallas Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, Dallas, TX
  9. 2004
    Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute AwardNational Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
  10. 2004
    Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer's DiseaseMetLife Foundation
  11. 2003
    Clinician InvestigatorMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 2000
    2000 Cora Kanow Professor Alzheimer's Disease ResearchMetLife Foundation
  13. 1984
    Mayo Foundation ScholarMayo Foundation
  14. 1968
    B.A. with High HonorHamline University
  15. 1968
    Distinction in PsychologyHamline University
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Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    MemberWorld Dementia Council
  2. 2011 - present
    Invited MemberFrench Foundation on Alzheimer's Disease, Scientific Steering Committee, French Ministry of Research
  3. 2011 - present
    ChairAdvisory Council on Research Care and Services, National Alzheimer's Project Act
  4. 2010 - 2013
    Active MemberNational Advisory Council on Aging, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  5. 2010 - present
    Associate Medical DirectorDepartment of Development
  6. 2009 - 2011
    Advisory Panel Members Disease Working Group, Minnesota Board on Aging, Alzheimer
  7. 2008 - 2011
    ChairMedical and Scientific Advisory Council, Alzheimer's Association
  8. 2008 - present
    Board MemberAlzheimer's Association
  9. 2008 - present
    ChairAlzheimer's Disease Center External Advisory Committee, Northwestern University
  10. 2008 - present
    MemberDana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, The Dana Foundation
  11. 2007 - 2014
    MemberMarian S. Ware Alzheimer Program External Review Committee, University of Pennsylvania
  12. 2007 - 2013
    MemberNeurocognitive Disorders Work Group for the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V, American Psychiatric Association
  13. 2007 - 2012
    ConsultantRO1 on Metabolic Syndrome and Mild Cognitive Impairment, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  14. 2006 - 2010
    Advisory Panel MemberLou Ruvo Brain Institute Scientific Advisory Committee
  15. 2006 - 2010
    Advisory Panel MemberNevada Vital Aging Project
  16. 2006 - 2009
    Advisory Panel MemberWake Forest University Women's Health Initiative
  17. 2006 - 2009
    Advisory Panel MemberREVEAL Boston University School of Medicine
  18. 2005 - 2008
    Vice ChairMedical and Scientific Advisory Council, Alzheimer's Association
  19. 2004
    MemberAdvisory Panel, International opponent on Ph.D. Dissertation: "Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in the General Population" by Katie Palmer, Karolinska Institute
  20. 2003 - 2009
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Science Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  21. 2003 - 2008
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Aging
  22. 2003 - 2004
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  23. 2002 - 2011
    MemberMedical and Scientific Advisory Council, Alzheimer's Association
  24. 2002 - 2005
    Advisory Panel MemberLoma Linda University School of Medicine R01 on Imaging and Mild Cognitive Impairment
  25. 2002 - present
    MemberResearch Advisory Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  26. 2002 - present
    ChairExternal Advisory Committee, Autonomic Disorders Program Project, Mayo Clinic, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  27. 2001 - 2008
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Biologic Foundation of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Rush Medical College
  28. 2001 - 2005
    MemberTreatment Effects Monitoring Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Anti-Inflammatory Prevention Trial (ADAPT)
  29. 2001 - 2005
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Dementia in Cache County, UT
  30. 2001 - 2004
    MemberScientific Review Committee, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  31. 2000 - present
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of California, San Diego
  32. 1999 - 2000
    ChairDirectors' Executive Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Centers, National Institute on Aging
  33. 1999 - 2000
    ChairAdvisory Panel, Alzheimer's Disease Centers Directors' Executive Committee
  34. 1999
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of Kentucky
  35. 1999 - present
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Part I Exam Subcommittee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  36. 1998
    External AdvisorBehavioral Neurology Training Program, University of California, Los Angeles
  37. 1998
    MemberBehavioral Neurology Training Program, University of California, Los Angeles
  38. 1996 - 2000
    MemberDirectors' Executive Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Centers, National Institute on Aging
  39. 1996 - 2000
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Alzheimer's Disease Centers Directors' Executive Committee
  40. 1996 - 1998
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  41. 1996
    MemberGerman Research Cooperative, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  42. 1996
    MemberAdvisory Panel, German Research Cooperative, National Institute on Aging
  43. 1995 - 2005
    MemberLocal External Advisory Committee, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Care Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  44. 1995 - 1996
    ChairAdvisory Panel, Subcommittee A, Neuroscience, Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee
  45. 1995 - present
    ChairExternal Advisory Committee, Healthy Aging and Senile Dementia Program Project, Washington University School of Medicine
  46. 1995 - present
    MemberExternal Advisory Committee, Healthy Aging and Senile Dementia Program Project, Washington University School of Medicine
  47. 1992 - 1996
    MemberSubcommittee A, Neuroscience, Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee, National Institute on Aging
  48. 1992 - 1996
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Subcommittee A, Neuroscience, Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee
  49. 1991
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Memory Changes in Normal Aging, Glaxo, Inc.
  50. 1989 - 1991
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Site Visit Team, National Institute on Aging
  51. 1989 - 1991
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Ad Hoc Study Section, National Institute on Aging
  52. 1987 - 1997
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Part I Exam Subcommittee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  53. 1986 - 1989
    MemberAdvisory Panel, Governor's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, State of Minnesota
  54.  
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  55.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  56.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  57.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  58.  
    MemberInternational Neuropsychological Society
  59.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  60.  
    MemberBehavioral Neurology Society
  61.  
    MemberCentral Society for Neurological Research
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Publications

Research activities

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