Cohort 
2018

Ophir Keret, MD

Neurologist

As a society, we can help advance this search for a cure by focusing our research to better understand the young-age of onset dementia.

Current Work

Ophir is a Behavioral Neurologist and Neuroscientist working to determinine the unique features of young onset Alzheimer’s and dementia in diverse and disparate populations of Israel.

Personal Hero

Shimon Peres, Israeli politician and visionary

Words of Strength

Inspire others and dream big

Vision

Prevention is considered the only method to reduce scale; however, treatment will eventually be necessary as well. As a society, we can help advance this search for a cure by focusing our research to better understand the young-age of onset dementia.

Strategy

Ophir is developing a research program to determine the unique features of young and atypical forms of dementia in diverse and disparate populations of Israel.

Motivation

Dementia in Israel is understudied and frequently mis/underdiagnosed, particularly dementia in young ages of onset and amongst diverse and disparate populations. Addressing such gaps in knowledge and adding resources is essential to reduce dementia's regional scale and impact.

Education & Experience

Ophir Keret received his medical school training at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He performed his Neurology residency in Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva. During his residency, he started practicing in the behavioral neurology clinic.

University of Debrecen, Hungary
MD
Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva
Neurology residency