Dr. Eric McDade joined the Department of Neurology in 2011 following the completion of Fellowship training. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his Neurology training at the University of Maryland where he was Co-Chief Resident and received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award. Dr. McDade then pursued Fellowship training in Dementia and Cognitive Neurology at the Mayo Clinic. While at the Mayo Clinic he also obtained additional training in clinical research through the Clinical and Translational Science Award Institution.
Dr. McDade’s clinical focus is on dementia with a particular interest frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer dementia, Lewy-body dementia and in young-age onset dementias as well as familial dementia syndromes. Additionally, he is involved in the evaluating patients at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center as well as participating in clinical trials for Alzheimer Dementia.
Through his interest in familial Dementia syndromes, Dr. McDade serves as the Principle Investigator at the University of Pittsburgh for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), an international, multi-site study of autosomal dominant Alzheimer Dementia.