Robert P. Friedland, M.D.

Robert P. Friedland, M.D.

Neurology, Brain & Spine Institute, Memory & Alzheimer’s Center
Areas of Interest

Alzheimer’s Disease | Cognitive and Geriatric Neurology | Dementia | Memory Disorders

Primary Practice Location
UofL Physicians – Neurology
UofL Health – Brain & Spine Institute
UofL Health – Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 510
Louisville, KY 40202
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Robert P. Friedland, M.D.

Robert P. Friedland, M.D. is a clinical and research neurologist devoted to the study of brain disorders associated with aging. He is a graduate of the City College of New York and received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital and was a fellow in dementia and aging at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with Robert Katzman. He then worked at the University of California, Davis and in the Research Medicine Group of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley where he served as chief neurologist. He served as deputy clinical director and chief of the Section on Brain Aging and Dementia of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health of Bethesda, M.D. At the CWRU School of Medicine he was a professor of Neurology, Radiology and Psychiatry and chief of the Laboratory of Neurogeriatrics. In 2008 he joined the faculty of the University of Louisville, as the Rudd professor and chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Friedland’s work has focused on clinical and biological issues in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Dr. Friedland has authored or coauthored over 350 scientific publications in referred journals and his book "Unaging, The Four Factors That Impact Your Aging" will be published by Cambridge University Press in October 2022. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as several foundations, institutes, corporations, and families. He received over $1M annual research funding to support his work from 1985-2013. In November 2021, Dr. Friedland completed a one-year sabbatical leave at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine with the support of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science studying the influence of bacterial amyloid on the development of ALS in transgenic Drosophila.

Education & Training

Mount Sinai School of Medicine of The City University of New York | New York City | 1973
Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Research Fellow: National Institutes of Health | New York |
Mt Sinai Medical Center | Neurology | New York City | 1977
Beth Israel Medical Center | Internal Medicine | New York | 1974



Areas of Interest

Alzheimer’s Disease | Cognitive and Geriatric Neurology | Dementia | Memory Disorders

School of Medicine


Department of Neurology


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