By Joyce Lee
Five afternoons a week, Riddhi Patira, MD, sees patients and families in the Penn Memory Center clinic. She talks about their concerns with memory, evaluates their cognitive tests, neurological exams, and brain scans, and helps them make a plan of action that could include medications, clinical study enrollment, and referrals.
Dr. Patira was trained to do all this as a Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellow at the Penn Memory Center this past year. This unique fellowship program trains neurologists in all aspects of clinical care for dementia, and is one of only a handful of such programs nationwide that produces UCNS-certified specialists in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.