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Dr. Kejal Kantarci


Mayo Clinic

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Dr. Kejal Kantarci is a Consultant and Professor of Radiology at the Division of Neuroradiology Mayo Clinic Rochester. She is Katherine B. Andersen Endowed Professor in Women’s Health. She is also the Director of the Women’s Health Research Center, Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Associate Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) KL2 Program; and Director of the Building Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Program. Her research focuses on the neuroimaging, neuroscience and clinical aspects of aging and dementia, in particular dementia with Lewy bodies. Dr. Kantarci is a founding member of the Society of Women's Health Research Alzheimer 's Disease Network and member of the Dementia with Lewy Bodies Scientific Advisory Council.  Currently, she is leading an NIH-funded multi-center program on determining the long term effects of early menopausal hormone therapy on Alzheimer’s pathophysiology. She received the de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging Senior Scientist Award from the Alzheimer’s Association in 2018 and was the Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in 2019.

Area of Research Expertise
Alzheimer’s disease; Menopause; Cognition