Andrew Kertesz, MD
Dr. Andrew Kertesz is Professor Emeritus of Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. He was Director of Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Research Centre at St. Joseph's Health Care London and former Chief of the Department of Neurology at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, studied neurology in Toronto, and behavioral neurology in Boston. His more than 250 peer reviewed publications dealt with the classification, localization and recovery in aphasia, as well as alexia, apraxia, visual agnosia and dementia. Recent research projects were focused on the diagnosis and course of frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)/ Pick complex, language deficit in various dementias, the experimental treatment of Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, primary progressive aphasia, semantic dementia and the behavioral variety of FTD. He is the author of the Western Aphasia Battery, Aphasia and Associated Disorders, Localization and Neuroimaging in Neuropsychology, and Pick’s disease and Pick complex. He has standardized a Frontal Behavioral Inventory for the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. His most recent book is “The Banana Lady”, a collection of stories of curious behaviour, speech and movement disorders. He has received a lifetime achievement award from the International Neuropsychological Society and the Behavioral Neurology Society of the American academy of Neurology and he chaired the Research Group of Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders of the World Federation of Neurology.