Serggio Lanata, MD, MS, Roland Nyegaard Endowed Professor in Vulnerable Populations
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
UCsf Memory and aging center
Home Country: Peru
Field of Employment: Neurology
Dr. Serggio Lanata is a neurologist who cares for patients with cognitive impairment. He is also co-director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s community outreach program, which aims to educate underserved and underrepresented communities on topics pertaining to brain health and dementia, and improve these communities’ participation in clinical research being conducted at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
Dr. Lanata's research focuses on improving treatment for Alzheimer's disease in underserved and underrepresented communities. He studies how social determinants of health — factors such as income level and traumatic life experiences — affect brain health and cognition. The goal is to identify risks factors that lead to cognitive decline.
After completing a biological sciences program at the Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru, Dr. Lanata 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 at UCSF.
“To achieve equity in brain health we must work to mitigate inequities across key social determinants of health”
Bio: Dr. Lanata is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. In his free time, he enjoys surfing and spending time outdoors with his wife and three daughters.