Catherine L. Gallagher, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Gallagher is an Associate professor of Neurology (CHS) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is also a staff physician at the Middleton VA Hospital. Dr. Gallagher specializes in movement disorders, treating patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, cerebellar diseases and other causes of abnormal movement. She performs botulinum toxin injections with electromyographic guidance and manages deep brain stimulators.
UW Health Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Neurology|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Colorado, Denver, 1993
|Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.|
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Lumbar Puncture
Dr. Gallagher has initiated research projects in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and Parkinson’s disease. Her most significant focus is in the correlation between positron emission tomography images and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. She has recently received a career development grant from the Veterans Administration that will focus on Parkinson’s disease. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Gallagher is an educator of medical students, residents and fellows. She is the former director of the Integrated Clinical Neurosciences course for senior medical students and has received several awards for her teaching accomplishments.
Dougherty RJ Ellingson LD Schultz SA Boots EA Meyer JD Lindheimer JB Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB .
Meeting physical activity recommendations may be protective against temporal lobe atrophy in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016;4:14-7
[PubMed ID: 27489874]
Racine AM Koscik RL Nicholas CR Clark LR Okonkwo OC Oh JM Hillmer AT Murali D Barnhart TE Betthauser TJ Gallagher CL Rowley HA Dowling NM Asthana S Bendlin BB Blennow K Zetterberg H Carlsson CM Christian BT Johnson SC .
Cerebrospinal fluid ratios with Aβ42 predict preclinical brain β-amyloid accumulation. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016;2:27-38
[PubMed ID: 26955655]
Gallagher CL Bell B Palotti M Oh J Christian BT Okonkwo O Sojkova J Buyan-Dent L Nickles RJ Harding SJ Stone CK Johnson SC Holden JE .
Anterior cingulate dopamine turnover and behavior change in Parkinson's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Dec;9(4):821-7
[PubMed ID: 25511521]
Schultz SA Larson J Oh J Koscik R Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager M LaRue A Okonkwo OC .
Participation in cognitively-stimulating activities is associated with brain structure and cognitive function in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Dec;9(4):729-36
[PubMed ID: 25358750]
Boots EA Schultz SA Almeida RP Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Okonkwo OC .
Occupational Complexity and Cognitive Reserve in a Middle-Aged Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2015 Nov;30(7):634-42
[PubMed ID: 26156334]
Schultz SA Boots EA Almeida RP Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Edwards DF Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Christian BT Zetterberg H Blennow K Carlsson CM Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Stein JH Okonkwo OC .
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Attenuates the Influence of Amyloid on Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Nov;21(10):841-50
[PubMed ID: 26581795]
Boots EA Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB LaRue A Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC .
Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with brain structure, cognition, and mood in a middle-aged cohort at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Sep;9(3):639-49
[PubMed ID: 25319359]
Doherty BM Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Barnhart TE Murali D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC Okonkwo OC .
Amyloid burden, cortical thickness, and cognitive function in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Jun 1;1(2):160-169
[PubMed ID: 26161436]
Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC .
Subjective memory complaints, cortical thinning, and cognitive dysfunction in middle-aged adults at risk for AD. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Mar 1;1(1):33-40
[PubMed ID: 25938132]
Okonkwo OC Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik R Gallagher CL Dowling NM Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Rowley HA Christian BT Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager MA .
Physical activity attenuates age-related biomarker alterations in preclinical AD. Neurology. 2014 Nov 4;83(19):1753-60
[PubMed ID: 25298312]
Li CT Palotti M Holden JE Oh J Okonkwo O Christian BT Bendlin BB Buyan-Dent L Harding SJ Stone CK DeJesus OT Nickles RJ Gallagher CL .
A dual-tracer study of extrastriatal 6-[18F]fluoro-m-tyrosine and 6-[18F]-fluoro-L-dopa uptake in Parkinson's disease. Synapse. 2014 Aug;68(8):325-31
[PubMed ID: 24710997]
Sridharan A Bendlin BB Gallagher CL Oh JM Willette AA Alexander AL Kemnitz JW Colman RJ Weindruch RH Johnson SC .
Effect of age and calorie restriction on corpus callosal integrity in rhesus macaques: a fiber tractography study. Neurosci Lett. 2014 May 21;569:38-42
[PubMed ID: 24686192]
Okonkwo OC Xu G Oh JM Dowling NM Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Birdsill AC Palotti M Wharton W Hermann BP LaRue A Bendlin BB Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC .
Cerebral blood flow is diminished in asymptomatic middle-aged adults with maternal history of Alzheimer's disease. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Apr;24(4):978-88
[PubMed ID: 23236200]
Okonkwo OC Oh JM Koscik R Jonaitis E Cleary CA Dowling NM Bendlin BB Larue A Hermann BP Barnhart TE Murali D Rowley HA Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC .
Amyloid burden, neuronal function, and cognitive decline in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Apr;20(4):422-33
[PubMed ID: 24621494]
Johnson SC Christian BT Okonkwo OC Oh JM Harding S Xu G Hillmer AT Wooten DW Murali D Barnhart TE Hall LT Racine AM Klunk WE Mathis CA Bendlin BB Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Sager MA .
Amyloid burden and neural function in people at risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Mar;35(3):576-84
[PubMed ID: 24269021]
Racine AM Adluru N Alexander AL Christian BT Okonkwo OC Oh J Cleary CA Birdsill A Hillmer AT Murali D Barnhart TE Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Dowling NM Asthana S Sager MA Bendlin BB Johnson SC .
Associations between white matter microstructure and amyloid burden in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: A multimodal imaging investigation. Neuroimage Clin. 2014;4:604-14
[PubMed ID: 24936411]
Birdsill AC Carlsson CM Willette AA Okonkwo OC Johnson SC Xu G Oh JM Gallagher CL Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Hermann BP LaRue A Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Bendlin BB .
Low cerebral blood flow is associated with lower memory function in metabolic syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jul;21(7):1313-20
[PubMed ID: 23687103]
Gallagher C Bell B Bendlin B Palotti M Okonkwo O Sodhi A Wong R Buyan-Dent L Johnson S Willette A Harding S Ninman N Kastman E Alexander A .
White matter microstructural integrity and executive function in Parkinson's disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2013 Mar;19(3):349-54
[PubMed ID: 23321049]
Willette AA Gallagher C Bendlin BB McLaren DG Kastman EK Canu E Kosmatka KJ Field AS Alexander AL Colman RJ Voytko ML Weindruch RH Coe CL Johnson SC .
Homocysteine, neural atrophy, and the effect of caloric restriction in rhesus monkeys. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Apr;33(4):670-80
[PubMed ID: 20691506]
Struck AF Hall LT Kusmirek JE Gallagher CL Floberg JM Jaskowiak CJ Perlman SB .
(18)F-DOPA PET with and without MRI fusion, a receiver operator characteristics comparison. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2012;2(4):475-82
[PubMed ID: 23145363]