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Gary W. Small


Professor of Psychiatry and Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Small is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, as well as the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, he is the director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and he is also the director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

Dr. Small earned his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he became the chief resident of the psychiatric consultation-liaison service. Dr. Small then completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Small’s professional memberships include the American College of Psychiatrists, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and American Psychiatric Association (where he was a fellow and distinguished fellow and is now a distinguished life fellow). He currently serves in various editorial capacities for peer-reviewed journals, and he is widely published. He has given numerous lectures and has performed extensive research on Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging in older adults.

A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Small chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting Presidential Symposium in 2016 and received the Wrenn Distinguished Lectureship in Alzheimer’s Disease award from Duke University in 2017.

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