Nicolaas Bohnen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich., USA

Nico Bohnen is Professor of Radiology and Neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  He attended medical school in the Netherlands and completed a PhD in neuropsychology.  He completed residency training in neurology (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN) and nuclear medicine (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI). He was a fellow in movement disorders at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He holds clinical appointments in the Departments of Radiology, Neurology at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA where he directs the movement disorders and dementia clinic. Dr. Bohnen’s research interests include the use of PET and MRI in the study of neurodegenerative disorders and normal aging.  He is the Director of the UM Functional Neuroimaging, Cognitive and Mobility Laboratory and Clinical Core Director of the UM Udall Center. His team has helped to identify cholinergic denervation as a prominent factor related to dementia, REM sleep behavior disorder, hyposmia and falls in Parkinson disease. His group has also studied other non-dopaminergic pathologies of cognitive and mobility impairments in Parkinson disease, including b-amyloid plaque build-up, vascular white matter lesions and diabetes mellitus. His research is funded by grants from the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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