Alicia Parker, MD
Within the field of memory disorders, there is a strong need for increased clinical resources, research studies and educational training. With this in mind, Alicia Parker, MD, has worked to bring clinical, research and educational opportunities to the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders.
As the first physician to join the Biggs Institute, and the first Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologist to practice in Bexar County, Dr. Parker established the Memory Disorders Clinic and the multidisciplinary MIND clinic. She is the Co-Director of the FTD Clinic, along with Campbell Sullivan, PSYD, ABPP-CN, in Neuropsychiatry, which specializes in treating patients with behavioral and language disorders. Dr. Parker serves as the Clinic Director for the Biggs Institute.
Dr. Parker has helped bring research opportunities to patients with dementia and their caregivers. She is involved in and is site PI for multiple clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. She is interested in the interaction of heart and brain health, and has ongoing research studying the impact of diastolic dysfunction and dementia.
Regarding educational training, Dr. Parker gives didactic instruction in research and cognitive topics. She has helped develop clinical rotations for students, residents and fellowship programs, and is a member of the Neurology Residency Program Evaluation Committee. She is the Co-Director, with Arash Salardini, MD, being the Director of the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship program, which is accredited by UCNS.