Judith Heidebrink, MD

Judith Heidebrink, M.D., M.S.

Richard D. and Katherine M. O'Connor Research Professor of Neurology
Clinical Professor, Neurology
Co-Division Chief, Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias


Judy Heidebrink, MD, MS completed her Neurology residency, Geriatric Neurology fellowship, and MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis all at the University of Michigan. She directs the Neurology Cognitive Disorders Clinic and is co-leader of the Clinical Core of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She has been involved in collaborative clinical trials in dementia for over 20 years, including phase I-III studies focusing on the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia. In addition, she has led the University of Michigan’s participation in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative since the inception of this longitudinal observational study of brain imaging and other biomarkers in the progression from normal aging to dementia.

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias


Medical School or Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern, 1991


  • University of Michigan Health System, Neurology, MI, 1995


  • Geriatrics Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, 1997

Board Certification

  • Neurology

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