Dr. Rafii is Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic and Assistant Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Medical Director of the NIH-funded Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study and Attending Neurologist at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
. He specializes in dementias including Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Rafii is Clinical Director of the UC San Diego Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Center and
serves as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical studies. He also serves on the Steering Committee for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine.
As Director of the Neurology Residency Program, Dr. Rafii is involved in the training of the next generation of neurologists. He is author of 'First Aid for the Neurology Boards,' one of the most widely used books in preparing for the Neurology boards.
He received his MD and PhD from Brown University School of Medicine and conducted Neurogenetics research at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rafii went on to complete his Neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in Dementia and Cognitive Disorders at UC San Diego.
See a video discussion on on diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Rafii and William Mobley, chair of the Department of Neurosciences.