Roberto Fernandez-Romero MD, MPH, PhD

Brain & Spine

Contact Info

The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1932 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Phone: 865-305-2273
Website: The Pat Summitt Clinic


Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Schools: Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas, Coasta Rica; University of Rochester
Residencies: Neurology Residency University of Rochester
Fellowships: Behavioral Neurology Fellowship University of Rochester
Languages: English, Spanish and German

Academic Appointments:
  • Assistant Professor University of Virginia
  • Fernandez R, Monacelli A, Duffy CJ*. Visual Motion ERPs Distinguish Aging and Alzheimer's Disease. JAlzheimers Dis. Jan 1;36(1):177-83. 2013. Cited none, IF 3.612 (2013)
  • Fernandez Rand Duffy CJ*. Early Alzheimer's disease blocks responses to accelerating self­movement. Neurobiol Aging. Nov;33(11 ):2551-60 2012. Cited 2 times, IF 4.853 (2013)
  • Fernandez R, Kavcic V, and Duffy CJ*. Neurophysiologic analyses of low- and high-level visual processing in Alzheimer disease. Neurology. Jun 12;68(24): 2066. 2007 Cited 22 times, IF 8.303 (2014)
  • Kavcic V, Fernandez R, Logan D, and Duffy CJ*. Neurophysiological and perceptual correlates of navigational impairment in Alzheimer's disease. Brain Mar;129 (Pt 3):736. 2006.
  • Permanent Residency Application (Green Card) approved under
  • Outstanding Researcher or Professor Recognition (EB-1)
  • NINOS/Career Development Symposium Visiting Scholar at UCSF
  • Memory and Aging Center
  • ANA Translational Research Summer Course Fellowship
  • Frontotemporal Dementias Conference Travel Scholarship
  • UC-Davis ERP Boot Camp Scholarship
  • R-25 Program Post-Doctoral Scholarship Neurology Teaching Scholarship
  • Adult Neurology Chief Resident
  • Best Clinical Research Poster
  • PG MST Training Program
  • Community Health Informatics Fellow Licentiate in Medicine, Bene Probatus
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Summa Cum Laude
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • American Neurological Association
  • International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias -Founding Member International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment American Academy of Neurology
  • Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Cognitive event related potential (ERPs)
  • Cortical visual motion processing
  • Cognitive aging
  • DTI and voxel-based morphometry in AD and normal aging Clinical trials in aging/Alzheimer disease