Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD

Memory disorders specialist

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center

Memory Disorders Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Univ of California San Francisco (2009) CA

Residency: Univ of California San Francisco (2007) CA

Internship: Univ of California San Francisco (2004) CA

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)

MD/PhD, Washington University, Neuroscience (2003)

Medical Education: Washington University School Of Medicine (2003) MO

AB, Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences (1994)

Honors & Awards

Awardee, McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award (2013-2016)

Awardee, Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (2012-2017)

Awardee, SINTN / Johnson & Johnson New Neurosciences Innovations Initiative (2011-2013)

Awardee, Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Research Grant (2011-2013)

Member, Phi Beta Kappa (1993-now)

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (2003-now)

Medical Student Prize, American Academy of Neurology (2003)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Influenza-associated global amnesia and hippocampal imaging abnormality
Lopez, J., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Deutsch, G. K., Kerchner, G. A., & Koshy, A. (2014). Influenza-associated global amnesia and hippocampal imaging abnormality. NEUROCASE, 20(4), 446-451.

Noninvasive in vivo monitoring of tissue-specific global gene expression in humans
Koh, W., Pan, W., Gawad, C., Fan, H. C., Kerchner, G. A., & Quake, S. R. (2014). Noninvasive in vivo monitoring of tissue-specific global gene expression in humans. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(20), 7361-7366.

Optimization of Magnetization-Prepared 3-Dimensional Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery Imaging for Lesion Detection at 7 T
Saranathan, M., Tourdias, T., Kerr, A. B., Bernstein, J. D., Kerchner, G. A., & Rutt, B. K. (2014). Optimization of Magnetization-Prepared 3-Dimensional Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery Imaging for Lesion Detection at 7 T. INVESTIGATIVE RADIOLOGY, 49(5), 290-298.

APOE epsilon 4 worsens hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy and episodic memory
Kerchner, G. A., Berdnik, D., Shen, J. C., Bernstein, J. D., Fenesy, M. C., & Rutt, B. K. (2014). APOE epsilon 4 worsens hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy and episodic memory. NEUROLOGY, 82(8), 691-697.

Shared Vulnerability of Two Synaptically-Connected Medial Temporal Lobe Areas to Age and Cognitive Decline: A Seven Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Kerchner, G. A., Bernstein, J. D., Fenesy, M. C., Deutsch, G. K., Saranathan, M., & Rutt, B. K. (2013). Shared Vulnerability of Two Synaptically-Connected Medial Temporal Lobe Areas to Age and Cognitive Decline: A Seven Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 33(42), 16666-16672.

Novel presenilin-1 Y159F sequence variant associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease
Kerchner, G. A., & Holbrook, K. (2012). Novel presenilin-1 Y159F sequence variant associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 531(2), 142-144.

Cognitive Processing Speed in Older Adults: Relationship with White Matter Integrity
Kerchner, G. A., Racine, C. A., Hale, S., Wilheim, R., Laluz, V., & Kramer, J. H. (2012). Cognitive Processing Speed in Older Adults: Relationship with White Matter Integrity. PLOS ONE, 7(11).

Hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy and memory performance in Alzheimer's disease
Kerchner, G. A., Deutsch, G. K., Zeineh, M., Dougherty, R. F., Saranathan, M., & Rutt, B. K. (2012). Hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy and memory performance in Alzheimer's disease. NEUROIMAGE, 63(1), 194-202.

From Alois to Amyvid Seeing Alzheimer disease
Furst, A. J., & Kerchner, G. A. (2012). From Alois to Amyvid Seeing Alzheimer disease. NEUROLOGY, 79(16), 1628-1629.

A 44-Year-Old Man with Profound Behavioural Changes
Laforce, R., Kerchner, G. A., Rabinovici, G. D., Fong, J. C., Miller, B. L., & Grinberg, L. T. (2012). A 44-Year-Old Man with Profound Behavioural Changes. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 39(4), 527-530.

Amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease.
Kerchner, G. A. (2011). Amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease. Expert opinion on medical diagnostics, 5(6), 527-538.

Abhorring the vacuum: use of Alzheimer's disease medications in frontotemporal dementia
Kerchner, G. A., Tartaglia, M. C., & Boxer, A. L. (2011). Abhorring the vacuum: use of Alzheimer's disease medications in frontotemporal dementia. EXPERT REVIEW OF NEUROTHERAPEUTICS, 11(5), 709-717.

Ultra-High Field 7T MRI: A New Tool for Studying Alzheimer's Disease
Kerchner, G. A. (2011). Ultra-High Field 7T MRI: A New Tool for Studying Alzheimer's Disease. JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, 26, 91-95.

Hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy in mild Alzheimer disease visualized with 7-T MRI
Kerchner, G. A., Hess, C. P., Hammond-Rosenbluth, K. E., Xu, D., Rabinovici, G. D., & Miller, B. L. (2010). Hippocampal CA1 apical neuropil atrophy in mild Alzheimer disease visualized with 7-T MRI. NEUROLOGY, 75(15), 1381-1387.

Bapineuzumab
Kerchner, G. A., & Boxer, A. L. (2010). Bapineuzumab. EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY, 10(7), 1121-1130.

Critical role for TARPs in early development despite broad functional redundancy
Menuz, K., Kerchner, G. A., O'Brien, J. L., & Nicoll, R. A. (2009). Critical role for TARPs in early development despite broad functional redundancy. NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, 56(1), 22-29.

Silent synapses and the emergence of a postsynaptic mechanism for LTP
Kerchner, G. A., & Nicoll, R. A. (2008). Silent synapses and the emergence of a postsynaptic mechanism for LTP. NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE, 9(11), 813-825.

Co-occurrence of a cavernous malformation and contralateral moyamoya
Kerchner, G. A., Smith, W., Lawton, M. T., & Singh, V. (2006). Co-occurrence of a cavernous malformation and contralateral moyamoya. NEUROLOGY, 66(10), 1601-1602.

Kainate receptor subunits underlying presynaptic regulation of transmitter release in the dorsal horn
Kerchner, G. A., Wilding, T. J., Huettner, J. E., & Zhuo, M. (2002). Kainate receptor subunits underlying presynaptic regulation of transmitter release in the dorsal horn. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 22(18), 8010-8017.

Presynaptic suppression of dorsal horn inhibitory transmission by mu-opioid receptors
Kerchner, G. A., & Zhuo, M. (2002). Presynaptic suppression of dorsal horn inhibitory transmission by mu-opioid receptors. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 88(1), 520-522.

Glutamate and the presynaptic control of spinal sensory transmission
Huettner, J. E., Kerchner, G. A., & Zhuo, M. (2002). Glutamate and the presynaptic control of spinal sensory transmission. NEUROSCIENTIST, 8(2), 89-92.

Direct presynaptic regulation of GABA/glycine release by kainate receptors in the dorsal horn: An ionotropic mechanism
Kerchner, G. A., Wang, G. D., Qiu, C. S., Huettner, J. E., & Zhuo, M. (2001). Direct presynaptic regulation of GABA/glycine release by kainate receptors in the dorsal horn: An ionotropic mechanism. NEURON, 32(3), 477-488.

Do 'smart' mice feel more pain, or are they just better learners? Reply
Kerchner, G. A., Wei, F., Wang, G. D., Kim, S. J., Xu, H. M., & Zhuo, M. (2001). Do 'smart' mice feel more pain, or are they just better learners? Reply. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 4(5), 453-454.

Genetic enhancement of inflammatory pain by forebrain NR2B overexpression
Wei, F., Wang, G. D., Kerchner, G. A., Kim, S. J., Xu, H. M., & Zhuo, M. (2001). Genetic enhancement of inflammatory pain by forebrain NR2B overexpression. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 4(2), 164-169.

Presynaptic kainate receptors regulate spinal sensory transmission
Kerchner, G. A., Wilding, T. J., Li, P., Zhuo, M., & Huettner, J. E. (2001). Presynaptic kainate receptors regulate spinal sensory transmission. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 21(1), 59-66.

Zn2+ current is mediated by voltage-gated Ca2+ channels and enhanced by extracellular acidity in mouse cortical neurones
Kerchner, G. A., Canzoniero, L. Mt., Yu, S. P., Ling, C., & Choi, D. W. (2000). Zn2+ current is mediated by voltage-gated Ca2+ channels and enhanced by extracellular acidity in mouse cortical neurones. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 528(1), 39-52.

Zinc-induced neuronal death in cortical neurons
Lobner, D., Canzoniero, L. Mt., Manzerra, P., Gottron, F., Ying, H., & Choi, D. W. (2000). Zinc-induced neuronal death in cortical neurons. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 46(4), 797-806.

AMPA receptor-PDZ interactions in facilitation of spinal sensory synapses
Li, P., Kerchner, G. A., Sala, C., Wei, F., Huettner, J. E., & Zhuo, M. (1999). AMPA receptor-PDZ interactions in facilitation of spinal sensory synapses. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 2(11), 972-977.

Genetic enhancement of learning and memory in mice
Tang, Y. P., Shimizu, E., Dube, G. R., Rampon, C., Kerchner, G. A., & Tsien, J. Z. (1999). Genetic enhancement of learning and memory in mice. NATURE, 401(6748), 63-69.

Speaking out of turn: A role for silent synapses in pain
Kerchner, G. A., Li, P., & Zhuo, M. (1999). Speaking out of turn: A role for silent synapses in pain. IUBMB LIFE, 48(3), 251-256.

Zinc-mediated neuronal death after transient global ischemia
Choi, D. W., Sheline, C. T., Kerchner, G. A., Majid, A., & Canzoniero, L. Mt. (1999). Zinc-mediated neuronal death after transient global ischemia. PHARMACOLOGY OF CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA 1998, 173-176.

Endogenous voltage-gated potassium channels in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells
Yu, S. P., & Kerchner, G. A. (1998). Endogenous voltage-gated potassium channels in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH, 52(5), 612-617.

Measurement of intracellular free zinc in living cortical neurons: Routes of entry
Sensi, S. L., Canzoniero, L. Mt., Yu, S. P., Ying, H. S., Koh, J. Y., & Choi, D. W. (1997). Measurement of intracellular free zinc in living cortical neurons: Routes of entry. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 17(24), 9554-9564.