Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School

Specialty:  Neurology

Career Highlights:

  • Co-Leader Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Clinical Core
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center
  • Steering Committee Member- Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group
  • Palatucci Advocacy Forum Leadership Award - American Academy of Neurology 2010

Service with AMWA:  Member - Board of Directors, Co-Chair Program Committee, Coordinator - AMWA Mentoring Breakfast 2012

Quote:  When conducting health care research in the community, my philosophy is "What you see depends on where you sit."


Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal is a clinical-researcher, author and expert in the field of longevity, aging and Alzheimer’s disease.  She is Co- Leader of the federally funded (NIA) Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core in Chicago and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School, completed her Neurology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and Aging followed by a Neurodegenerative Disorders Fellowship at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago. Because of her expertise in minority health and wellness issues, recruitment and retention of minorities in observational, clinical drug studies and brain autopsy studies, she was elected to represent Rush on the NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group (ADCS) Steering Committee.

Dr. Aggarwal is asked regularly to provide commentary on her own research and articles of interest as they pertain to longevity, aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Her work has been featured on the local television networks in Chicago. She is a contributing editor to Medpedia- the online worldwide platform that seeks to advance knowledge about health and medicine, a frequent guest blogger on Alzheimer’s disease, women’s health and minority health for organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study group (, Advancing Women’s Health Collaborative project (, the Alzheimer’s Association ( and the Canadian US Business Council of Chicago (

Dr. Aggarwal is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, a Councilor for the Women Section of the Academy of Neurology and a Board Member of the American Medical Woman’s Association. She was Co-Chair of the 2011 AMWA Annual meeting and is Coordinator of the AMWA Mentoring Breakfast to be held at the 2012 AMWA Annual Meeting in Miami.

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