Peter Pressman, MD

Neurologist, Assistant Professor

Expertise

Neurocognitive Disorders

Education

Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Health & Science University

Highlights

The brain is responsible for all we experience, think, and do. I have been fascinated by the nervous system for almost two decades, and I enjoy the time I spend teaching patients about their neurological conditions."

— Peter Pressman, MD

Experience

Peter Pressman, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering neurology. As a fellow and former professor of neurology, Dr. Pressman is passionate about raising awareness of the nervous system and neurological diseases.

Dr. Pressman serves as an assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he also works at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. In addition, Dr. Pressman is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital.

Dr. Pressman served on the editorial team for the Residents and Fellows Section of Neurology, the world's leading neurology journal and the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Education

Dr. Pressman received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, and completed his residency in neurology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

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