Robert Paul Friedland (MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 1973) completed a fellowship in brain aging and dementia at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and worked as chief neurologist at the Donner Laboratory, University of California Berkeley. At the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, he served as deputy clinic director and chief of the Brain Aging and Dementia Section. He then moved to Cleveland to be professor of neurology, radiology and psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
In 2008 Dr. Friedland moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be chairman and professor of neurology & anatomical sciences and neurobiology, Rudd Chair and chief of the Laboratory of Neurogeriatrics. His work has focused on multidisciplinary approaches to neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Friedland’s current approach to the mechanisms of initiation of neurodegeneration developed from a longstanding interest in the biology of brain aging.