Lisa C. Silbert, M.D., M.C.R.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Lisa C. Silbert is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and Director of the Neuroimaging Lab at the Oregon Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center. She completed her neurology residency at UCLA and fellowship training in both Geriatric Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at OHSU.
Dr. Silbert's clinical practice consists primarily of patients with neurodegenerative disease affecting cognitive function. In addition, she provides intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and electroencephalogram interpretation.
Dr. Silbert's research focuses on the effects of cerebral white matter change on cognitive and motor function in the elderly. She is interested in how differing rates of white matter change may affect cognitive and motor function, and is currently using high field MRI and DTI to follow micro and macrostructural changes in the white matter over time in the elderly. She has received funding for this work from the Alzheimer's Association, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, and the NIH/NIA, including an Alzheimer's Disease Center grant and a K23/Paul B. Beeson career development award in aging research. She has been awarded an NIH/NIA R01 award investigating the effects of longitudinal changes in cerebral blood flow, as measured by arterial spin labeling (ASL), on white matter change and cognitive and motor function in the elderly.
UCLA: BS 1992
IU School of Medicine: MD 1996
UCLA: Neurology Residency 2000
OHSU: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship 2002
OHSU: Aging and Alzheimer's disease Fellowship 2003
OHSU: Masters in Clinical Research 2006
Silbert LC, Nelson C, Holman S, Eaton R, Oken BS, Lou JS, Kaye JA. Cortical excitability and age-related volumetric MRI changes. Clin Neurophysiol. 2006;117(5):1029-36.
Silbert LC, Nelson C, Howieson DB, Moore MM, Kaye JA. Impact of white matter hyperintensity volume progression on rate of cognitive and motor decline. Neurology. 2008;71(2):108-13. PMCID: PMC2676966.
Silbert LC, Howieson DB, Dodge H, Kaye JA. Cognitive impairment risk: white matter hyperintensity progression matters. Neurology. 2009;73(2):120-5. PMCID: PMC2713187.
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