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Arash Salardini, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Arash Salardini, MD

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Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8018

    United States



Dr. Salardini finished his medical degree in 1999 from University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He combined his undergraduate medical degree (MBBS) with a degree in science majoring in anatomy and physiology to take advantage of the prestigious advanced science anatomy program in UNSW. During this Dr Salardini developed an interest in cognition specially through the comparative study of brain anatomy across species. His teachers included the paleontologist Mike Archer (later director of the Australian Museum) specializing in marsupials and the comparative neuroanatomist Kenneth Ashwell. His research project involved the mapping of raphe nuclei in Tammar Wallaby. During his medical training the example of one of his professors, James W Lance, a leader in Australian neurology, prompted him to choose neurology over the two sister disciplines of neurosurgery and psychiatry. Upon graduation, he did his preliminary training in internal medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He briefly worked as a critical care medical officer to save up money for further education in the US. In 2007 he embarked on a two year clinical postdoctoral fellowship in movement disorder at Yale working for Professor B Jabbari. He then completed a residency in University of Florida where he was mentored by the great Cognitive Neurologist Kenneth Heilman. Upon graduation he came to Yale to complete a two year fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry under the mentorship of Dr S Strittmatter, one of this country's leading research neurologists. He is now the associate leader of the clinical core of Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Yale and his research interest include amyloid and microglial brain imaging in Alzheimer's. Dr Salardini is the author of several peer reviewed papers and book chapters and is the editor of The Hospital Neurology Book a new textbook by McGraw-Hill to be released in 2016. He co-directs the memory clinic and sees patients with memory, language and cognition problems due to neurodegenerative and other neurological causes. Articles about his work have appeared on National Public Radio, CT Post,,, New York Post, Daily Mail (UK), Mirror (UK), Times of London, ITV News (UK), BBC World Service (UK) and BBC radio Scotland.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of New South Wales (1999)
  • BSc
    University of New South Wales, Anatomy/Physiology (1994)
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of Florida
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Registrar
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2014)

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