Dr. Scott Small, M.D.

Scott A. Small is the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor in Neurology at Columbia University, and is member of the Taub Institute. With a background in cellular physiology, he has focused on using new imaging modalities to investigate both normal and pathological mechanisms of the brain. Dr. Small was the first investigator at Columbia University to use fMRI, and he lead a team of investigators who published the first paper showing the utility of fMRI for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, and for characterizing memory decline in the aging population. More recently, Dr. Small has developed a novel high-resolution application of fMRI, which can be used to investigate physiologic dysfunction in the mouse brain.