Serggio Lanata, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology

We need to better understand and modify the social and environmental factors that lead to brain health inequities around the world.

Current Work

Serggio is a neurologist who cares for patients with cognitive impairment. He is director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) community outreach program, which aims to educate underserved and underrepresented communities on brain health and dementia topics, and improve these communities’ participation in clinical research at the MAC.

Personal Hero

Alexander Von Humboldt

Words of Strength

Thinking big

Vision

To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Serggio believes we must create narratives of brain health in our societies, while seeking to understand and modify the social and environmental factors that lead to brain health inequities around the world.

Strategy

Serggio is a behavioral neurologist who cares for persons with cognitive impairment and dementia. He is also director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Community Outreach Program, whose mission is to serve and educate vulnerable communities in the Bay Area, San Francisco.

Motivation

Serggio contributes to protecting the brain health of San Francisco's most underserved and vulnerable communities through educational and clinical outreach. He also studies how different social determinants of health influence late-life brain health and contribute to brain health inequities.

Education & Experience

Serggio began his studies in biology at the Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. He subsequently earned his Bachelor's Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. He then earned a Master's Degree in Physiology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Georgetown University before earning his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at Brown University and a fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at UCSF. He is currently a clinician and clinical researcher at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Awards & Honors

2019
Roland Nyegaard, MD, Endowed Professor in Vulnerable Populations
UCSF
2019
Population Health and Health Equity Scholar

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