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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Sanjay Asthana earned his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India and completed his residency at the University of Saskatchewan School of Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. His research interests include the therapeutic potential of estrogen and raloxifene for postmenopausal women with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).


Geriatrics (Specialty Care)

UW Health Clinics

University Station Clinic
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Geriatric Medicine
Fellowship The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatchewan, Canada
Internship Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Medical School University of Delhi, India, 1980


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Racine AM Merluzzi AP Adluru N Norton D Koscik RL Clark LR Berman SE Nicholas CR Asthana S Alexander AL Blennow K Zetterberg H Kim WH Singh V Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Johnson SC . Association of longitudinal white matter degeneration and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of neurodegeneration, inflammation and Alzheimer's disease in late-middle-aged adults. Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 Jun 9;
[PubMed ID: 28600739]
Hoscheidt SM Kellawan JM Berman SE Rivera-Rivera LA Krause RA Oh JM Beeri MS Rowley HA Wieben O Carlsson CM Asthana S Johnson SC Schrage WG Bendlin BB . Insulin resistance is associated with lower arterial blood flow and reduced cortical perfusion in cognitively asymptomatic middle-aged adults. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Jun;37(6):2249-2261
[PubMed ID: 27488909]
Boots EA Schultz SA Clark LR Racine AM Darst BF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Hogan KJ Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Dubal DB Engelman CD Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . BDNF Val66Met predicts cognitive decline in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Neurology. 2017 May 30;88(22):2098-2106
[PubMed ID: 28468845]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Kirby TK Boots EA Oh JM Edwards D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC . Moderate Physical Activity is Associated with Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017 May 17;
[PubMed ID: 28527205]
Willette AA Webb JL Lutz MW Bendlin BB Wennberg AM Oh JM Roses A Koscik RL Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Johnson SC . Family history and TOMM40 '523 interactive associations with memory in middle-aged and Alzheimer's disease cohorts. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 May 10;
[PubMed ID: 28549947]
Schultz SA Boots EA Darst BF Zetterberg H Blennow K Edwards DF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hogan KJ Hermann BP Cook DB Johnson SC Engelman CD Okonkwo OC . Cardiorespiratory fitness alters the influence of a polygenic risk score on biomarkers of AD. Neurology. 2017 Apr 25;88(17):1650-1658
[PubMed ID: 28341646]
Nicholas C Hoscheidt SM Clark LR Racine AM Berman SE Koscik RL Maritza Dowling N Asthana S Christian BT Sager MA Johnson SC . Positive affect predicts cerebral glucose metabolism in late middle-aged adults. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2017 Apr 11;
[PubMed ID: 28402542]
Hoy AR Ly M Carlsson CM Okonkwo OC Zetterberg H Blennow K Sager MA Asthana S Johnson SC Alexander AL Bendlin BB . Microstructural white matter alterations in preclinical Alzheimer's disease detected using free water elimination diffusion tensor imaging. PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0173982
[PubMed ID: 28291839]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Boots EA Ellingson LD Meyer JD Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Stein JH Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB . Relationships between cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and episodic memory in a population at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Behav. 2017 Mar;7(3):e00625
[PubMed ID: 28293467]
Clark LR Berman SE Rivera-Rivera LA Hoscheidt SM Darst BF Engelman CD Rowley HA Carlsson CM Asthana S Turski P Wieben O Johnson SC . Macrovascular and microvascular cerebral blood flow in adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2017;7:48-55
[PubMed ID: 28239641]
Law LL Schultz SA Boots EA Einerson JA Dougherty RJ Oh JM Korcarz CE Edwards DF Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Carlsson CM Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Cook DB Stein JH Okonkwo OC . Chronotropic Response and Cognitive Function in a Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;56(1):351-359
[PubMed ID: 27911299]
Darst BF Koscik RL Racine AM Oh JM Krause RA Carlsson CM Zetterberg H Blennow K Christian BT Bendlin BB Okonkwo OC Hogan KJ Hermann BP Sager MA Asthana S Johnson SC Engelman CD . Pathway-Specific Polygenic Risk Scores as Predictors of Amyloid-β Deposition and Cognitive Function in a Sample at Increased Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;55(2):473-484
[PubMed ID: 27662287]
Okonkwo OC Asthana S . Dementia Trends in the United States: Read Up and Weigh In. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jan 1;177(1):58-60
[PubMed ID: 27893015]
Dean DC 3rd Hurley SA Kecskemeti SR O'Grady JP Canda C Davenport-Sis NJ Carlsson CM Zetterberg H Blennow K Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC Alexander AL Bendlin BB . Association of Amyloid Pathology With Myelin Alteration in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jan 1;74(1):41-49
[PubMed ID: 27842175]
Wang J Cunningham R Zetterberg H Asthana S Carlsson C Okonkwo O Li L . Label-free quantitative comparison of cerebrospinal fluid glycoproteins and endogenous peptides in subjects with Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy individuals. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2016 Dec;10(12):1225-1241
[PubMed ID: 27863112]
Snyder HM Asthana S Bain L Brinton R Craft S Dubal DB Espeland MA Gatz M Mielke MM Raber J Rapp PR Yaffe K Carrillo MC . Sex biology contributions to vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease: A think tank convened by the Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Nov;12(11):1186-1196
[PubMed ID: 27692800]
Racine AM Clark LR Berman SE Koscik RL Mueller KD Norton D Nicholas CR Blennow K Zetterberg H Jedynak B Bilgel M Carlsson CM Christian BT Asthana S Johnson SC . Associations between Performance on an Abbreviated CogState Battery, Other Measures of Cognitive Function, and Biomarkers in People at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Oct 18;54(4):1395-1408
[PubMed ID: 27589532]
Kantarci K Tosakulwong N Lesnick TG Zuk SM Gunter JL Gleason CE Wharton W Dowling NM Vemuri P Senjem ML Shuster LT Bailey KR Rocca WA Jack CR Jr Asthana S Miller VM . Effects of hormone therapy on brain structure: A randomized controlled trial. Neurology. 2016 Aug 30;87(9):887-96
[PubMed ID: 27473135]
Racine AM Koscik RL Berman SE Nicholas CR Clark LR Okonkwo OC Rowley HA Asthana S Bendlin BB Blennow K Zetterberg H Gleason CE Carlsson CM Johnson SC . Biomarker clusters are differentially associated with longitudinal cognitive decline in late midlife. Brain. 2016 Aug;139(Pt 8):2261-74
[PubMed ID: 27324877]
Huang G Wharton W Bhasin S Harman SM Pencina KM Tsitouras P Li Z Hally KA Asthana S Storer TW Basaria S . Effects of long-term testosterone administration on cognition in older men with low or low-to-normal testosterone concentrations: a prespecified secondary analysis of data from the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled TEAAM trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Aug;4(8):657-65
[PubMed ID: 27377542]