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Donald A. Davidoff
Harvard Medical School
Boston
Biography
Donald A. Davidoff, Ph.D., is Chief of the Department of Neuropsychology and director of the Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at the McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davidoff is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Psychologist, McLean Hospital. He founded the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit in 1993 and was its Psychologist-in-Charge for 15 years, retiring from that position to focus on research and the Department of Neuropsychology. He has published numerous papers and book chapters on the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia, treatment resistant affective disorders, optimal aging, nonverbal learning disabilities and affective and motivational aspects of memory functioning. He is a sought after speaker for interdisciplinary conferences and has taught courses at the American Psychiatric Association Meetings consistently for the last 15 years. He is an award-winning teacher and has mentored a large number of multidisciplined professionals including pre- and post-doctoral psychologists and psychiatry residents. He is a member of the core faculty of the Harvard-South Shore Residency Training program and the McLean-MGH Harvard Residency Training Program. He has served as chairman of the Commissioner’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease and on the State House Task Force on Elder Mental Health. He was a board member (for 12 years) and treasurer of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts. He is a senior consultant for the Levinson Institute (a psychologically oriented organizational consulting group) and teaches the Harvard Medical School’s CME course on Leadership for Physician Executives.He has also co-authored five mystery novels (Amnesia, Addiction, Delusion, Obsessed, and Guilt) under the pseudonym GH Ephron.
Role
OCM
7th International Conference on Dementia & Care Practice
Research Interests
Diagnosis and management of patients with dementia, treatment resistant affective disorders, optimal aging, nonverbal learning disabilities and affective and motivational aspects of memory functioning

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