Darren Gitelman, MD, completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry summa cum laude and his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and went on to complete a one-year research fellowship in neuroimaging at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. Subsequently, he did a neurology residency and was also neurology chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at Beth Israel in Boston, and joined the neurology faculty at Northwestern University in 1994.
Dr. Gitelman was part of the initial team that helped to bring functional magnetic resonance imaging to Northwestern.
He is currently senior medical director of the Advocate Memory Center, professor of neurology at Rosalind Franklin University and adjunct associate professor of neurology and radiology at Northwestern.
Dr. Gitelman’s research interests include the use of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging to study changes in the brain in patients with various types of dementia. He has over 90 publications and has received grant awards from the McDonnell Pew Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the National Institutes of Health and The Michael J Fox Foundation. Dr. Gitelman also serves on two editorial boards and is a reviewer on over twenty journals.