Neelum T Aggarwal, MD
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NEELUM T. AGGARWAL MD, is a cognitive neurologist, clinical trialist and researcher in the field of population health and aging. She is the Senior Neurologist for the federally funded Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) Clinical Core in Chicago; Director of Research at the Rush Heart Center for Women, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Sciences and Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center.


Dr. Aggarwal is a long standing  Steering Committee member and Site Principal Investigator for multiple NIA funded clinical trials on aging and Alzheimer' s Disease through the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group (ADCS) – and Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI). She presently conducts trials involving lifestyle interventions and the use of investigational anti amyloid treatments in cognitively unimpaired persons, who based on their age, have elevated biomarker evidence of amyloid  or a genetic background, that may place them at risk for developing .Alzheimer's Disease dementia,


Her clinical and population health research has focused on the predictors and outcomes of cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults, with a focus on underserved populations in Chicago. She is particularly interested in identifying how social determinants of health, cardiovascular disease. stroke and other risk factors for cognitive impairment including sex and gender differences, may lead to strategies to prevent cognitive decline and dementia.


Dr. Aggarwal serves in numerous leadership roles. She is the Chief  Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), member of the Governing Council of the American Medical Association- Women's Physician Section, and Fellow of the Institute of Medicine  Chicago. In 2016 she was awarded the Woman in Science award from the American Medical Women's Association, in 2017 the Inspirational Physician Award from the American Medical Association- Women Physician Section and in 2018 the Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women's Association. Her role as a Chicago Innovation Mentor (CIM) to multiple healthcare and technology startup companies, in addition to serving as the National Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Mentoring, Advisors and Peers Committee places her in a unique position to work with  a diverse group of colleagues across all sectors and mentor women in the medical, life sciences and STEM sectors. 


She  completed her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, completed her neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and completed an aging and neurodegenerative disorders fellowship at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.