Prior joining the GBHI at UCSF Ophir performed his neurology residency in Rabin Medical Center, Israel. He devoted most his residency training in behavioral neurology, especially early onset dementia. His work led to the discovery of unique characteristics of early onset dementia in Israel.
Potentially up to 12,000 early onset Alzheimer and frontotemporal dementia patients live in Israel. Patients with early onset dementia present with unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, as well as severe socioeconomic burdens that are not recognized by healthcare systems. Patients and their caregivers require specialized early onset dementia care that is currently unavailable in most countries.
Bio: Ophir Keret received his medical school training in the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He performed his medical internship in Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan and a Neurology residency in Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva. During his residency he started working in the center’s cognitive neurology clinic where he received initial training in behavioral neurology.