Gary W. Small

Gary W. Small

Gary W. Small, MD
Director, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA , USA


Gary Small, MD, is UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Imaging and Biomarkers Core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Director, as well as Director of the UCLA Longevity Center and the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from UCLA, Dr. Small earned a medical degree at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Small then completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA.  Dr. Small has authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards, including the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. 

Research Interest

Alzheimer’s disease
Healthy aging
Memory loss