Stroke and Vascular Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Memory Disorders.
Lucas Restrepo obtained his MD degree from the Health Science Institute in Colombia, South America in 1993, completing his neurology residency at Georgetown University in 2000 and a stroke fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital with Robert J. Wityk in 2002. He has earned several academic awards, including "intern of the year" at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1996 and being named "neurology attending of the year" by the UCLA neurology residents in 2006 and 2010. He earned a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at Arizona State University in 2011 under the mentoring of Stephen Albert Johnston. Dr. Restrepo has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, some with relevant impact. Two of his papers about advanced MRI techniques and transcranial Doppler ultrasound for the evaluation of the pathophysiology of brain ischemia were selected as "best paper (s) published in the Journal of Neuroimaging" for 2 consecutive years (2003 and 2004). Dr. Restrepo is co-inventor of several cooling devices for neuroprotection and helped develop a blood test for Alzheimer’s Disease. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.