Dr. Longo received his MD from the University of California, San Diego in 1981 and his PhD in 1983. Following an internship in medicine at New York University, he trained as a resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco where he also completed a fellowship in neurobiology. He joined the UCSF faculty and eventually served as professor and vice chair of UCSF’s Department of Neurology. Before joining Stanford in 2006, Dr. Longo was the H. Houston Merritt Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. At Stanford, Dr. Longo serves as the George E. and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and along with his colleagues focuses on building programs in neurology and the neurosciences. His interests include translational research in neurodegenerative disease therapeutics, providing patient care in the Stanford Memory Disorders Clinic, and mentoring medical students and other trainees. Dr. Longo is the 2015 recipient of the inaugural Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and his team’s work on Alzheimer’s therapeutics was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2016.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (1981) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1989)
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1987) CA
  • Internship: New York VA Medical Center (1984) NY
  • Ph.D., UC San Diego, Neuroscience (1983)
  • M.D., UC San Diego, Medicine (1981)
  • BA, UC San Diego, Biology (1977)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Stanford, AOA Honor Medical Society (2020)
  • Associate Editor, Annals of Neurology (1994-1997)
  • Beeson Award, American Federation for Aging Research (1995)
  • Edwin Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, San Francisco Neurological Society (1990)
  • First Place in Neuroscience, National Student Research Forum (1979)
  • Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (2015)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, UC San Diego (2000)
  • Stanford University Fellow, Stanford University (2006-2008)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assoc. Chief of Staff for Research and Dev., SF, VAMC (1997 - 2001)
  • Assoc. Professor and Vice Chair, UC San Francisco (1996 - 1999)
  • Chief, Neurology and Rehab Services, SF, VAMC (1995 - 2001)
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2001 - 2005)
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University (2006 - Present)
  • Professor and Vice Chair, UC San Francisco (1999 - 2001)


Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Memory Disorders Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Superior world class provider
My wife was attended to by Dr. Longo who we are extremely satisfied and pleasant.
Dr. Longo & Christina are outstanding in all respects.
Very pleased!!
Terrific doctor - patient, thorough, interested and smart.
We travel approx, 800-900 miles R/T to see Dr. Longo and we have recommended him to others.
It's apparent that Dr. Longo constantly researches a cure for Alzheimer's. He's an expert in his work!
I am always grateful by my office visits to Dr. Longo.
Good experience.
Dr. Longo is an excellent doctor and wants to be sure any question we had were answered.

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