November 30, 2014 | by Dr. Jee Bang, Neurologist, UCSF Memory & Aging Center, San Francisco, CA
I enjoy working with patients with neuro-degenerative diseases because I cherish the relationships I build with them and their families, and they keep me motivated in my work. I do both clinical care and research. I see patients who are referred by both general practitioners and specialists.
I am a board-certified neurologist, and as a behavior neurology fellow, I have obtained additional training in research, specifically in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, and related disorders. At the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, I see patients with cognitive impairments and movement disorders in clinical and research settings. These patients often include those with Parkinson disease, Parkinson disease with dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal syndrome (CBS), Huntington disease, ataxias, multiple system atrophy (MSA), Alzheimer disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
In the clinic, my role is to diagnose, manage, and treat these diseases. In research, we see patients in observational studies (no intervention, but we are trying to learn as much as we can about the disease) and treatment trials. One of the main goals of our center is to provide top clinical care, while trying to develop ways for more accurate and earlier diagnosis, as well as treatments and cures.
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