Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD

Memory disorders specialist

Bio:   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.
4.9 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Memory Disorders Center

Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • First Place in Neuroscience, National Student Research Forum (1979)
  • Edwin Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, San Francisco Neurological Society (1990)
  • Beeson Award, American Federation for Aging Research (1995)
  • Associate Editor, Annals of Neurology (1994-1997)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, UC San Diego (2000)
  • Stanford University Fellow, Stanford University (2006-2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Neurology and Rehab Services, SF, VAMC (1995 - 2001)
  • Assoc. Professor and Vice Chair, UC San Francisco (1996 - 1999)
  • Assoc. Chief of Staff for Research and Dev., SF, VAMC (1997 - 2001)
  • Professor and Vice Chair, UC San Francisco (1999 - 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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Terrific doctor - patient, thorough, interested and smart.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

We travel approx, 800-900 miles R/T to see Dr. Longo and we have recommended him to others.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

It's apparent that Dr. Longo constantly researches a cure for Alzheimer's. He's an expert in his work!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I am always grateful by my office visits to Dr. Longo.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Longo is an excellent doctor and wants to be sure any question we had were answered.

4.9 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Terrific doctor - patient, thorough, interested and smart.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

We travel approx, 800-900 miles R/T to see Dr. Longo and we have recommended him to others.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

It's apparent that Dr. Longo constantly researches a cure for Alzheimer's. He's an expert in his work!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I am always grateful by my office visits to Dr. Longo.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Longo is an excellent doctor and wants to be sure any question we had were answered.