Dr. Maria Kataki Appointed Director of The Alzheimer's Center

Maria Kataki, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of The Alzheimer’s Center at Albany Medical Center, a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease.

A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Kataki specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. She most recently was a neurologist at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and an associate professor of Clinical Neurology at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine in Columbus.

Dr. Kataki looks forward to working with both patients and their families. “I treat my patients as though they are my own family, and with the same sensitivity and concern. It’s important to me that patients and their families have all information about the diagnosis, resources, and treatment options available to them so they can make informed decisions about their care,” says Dr. Kataki. “I look forward to working with our team to offer to our patients state-of-the-art care and to enhance our research and treatment targets.”

Dr. Kataki completed a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the Houston VA Medical Center and a fellowship in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, where she also completed a neurology residency. She completed her first residency and received a doctoral degree in functional neuroimaging in dementia at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Medical School.

A member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Kataki is an active invited speaker and has authored or coauthored dozens of articles, book chapters and other abstracts. She has participated as an investigator in 140 clinical trials, including several funded by the National Institute of Health or industry foundations. She is fluent in English, Greek, and French.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kataki at the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical Center, A1, Suite 70, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, call 518-262-0800.

Both Albany Medical Center and Glens Falls Hospital are designated as Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD) by the New York State Department of Health.

As CEADs, Albany Medical Center and Glens Falls Hospital serve as comprehensive resources to the health care community, providing diagnostic and consultative services to primary care providers in diagnosing patients, development of comprehensive care plans, assistance with the management of complex patient situations, and referrals of patients to specialty care. Their membership in the Albany Med Health System allows Albany Med and Glens Falls Hospital to share resources and educational opportunities, making their services even more accessible to the people of our region and patients of the System, which also includes Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital, and the Visiting Nurses Association of Albany.