Steven T DeKosky

Steven T DeKosky MD

Deputy Director And Professor

Department: MD-BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8500

About Steven T DeKosky

Dr. DeKosky, a prominent Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury researcher and UF alumnus, came to UF in July 2015 as the institute’s deputy director and professor of neurology in the College of Medicine. Prior to joining the McKnight Brain Institute, Dr. DeKosky was vice president and dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine from 2008 to 2013, and was then appointed emeritus professor of neurology . Prior to becoming dean at UVA, he spent 18 years at the University of Pittsburgh in roles that included chair of the department of neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. As a researcher, Dr. DeKosky focused on understanding the neurochemistry, neuroimaging, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in both his laboratory and in clinical research. He also co-authored the first report of the dementia associated with traumatic brain injuries among professional football players and published extensively in basic research of TBI.. At UF, Dr. DeKosky did graduate work in psychology and neuroscience, received a medical degree in 1974 and following an internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, returned to UF to complete a residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in neurochemistry at the University of Virginia Center for Neurosciences.

Honors & Awards

Best Doctors in America
2003-2013 · Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Recertification in Neurology 2015-2025
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Grants

August 2019ACTIVE
Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease with Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation.
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
May 2019ACTIVE
Association of PET amyloid status with cognitive and functional outcomes of behavioral interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Project Manager
September 2018ACTIVE
Planning an Adaptive Clinical Trial of Cognitive Training to Improve Function and Delay Dementia
UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA ·
February 2018ACTIVE
The Relationships between Multimodal Neuroimaging Biomarkers and Novel Cognitive Stress Tests Among Ethnically Divers
UNIV OF MIAMI · Principal Investigator
September 2017ACTIVE
Treatment of mild cognitive impairment with transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
September 2016ACTIVE
Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults – The ACT Grant
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Project Manager
August 2015ACTIVE
University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center AD Research Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
March 2015ACTIVE
Texas External Quality Review Organization Vendor and Quality Vendor
STATE OF TEXAS HLTH HUMAN SERV COM · Project Manager
November 2012 – October 2017
Support brain research at the McKnight Brain Institute
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
November 2012 – October 2017
Support Stem Cell Rsch at the McKnight Brain Institute
UF FOU · Project Manager
September 2012 – September 2016
IPA – Song Lai
US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS · Project Manager
July 2012 – January 2018
Support operation/functions of the McKnight Brain Bank
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
April 2008ACTIVE
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Program in Age-Related Memory Loss.
MCKNIGHT FOU · Principal Investigator
April 2008 – April 2018
McKnight Brain Research Program
UF FOU · Project Manager
July 2006ACTIVE
BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator

Education

1978-1979
Fellow in Neurochemistry
University of Virginia School of Medicine
1975-1978
Resident in Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
1974-1975
Intern in Internal Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
1971-1974
MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
1968-1971
Graduate Student, Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Florida College of Medicine
1964-1968
B.A. in Psychology
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8500
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100236
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610
Physical:
MCKNIGHT BRAIN INSTITUTE
1149 SOUTH NEWELL DRIVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 326103260