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Kenneth S. Kosik, MD

Position: Asylum Network Member
Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD

Kenneth S. Kosik completed a BA and MA in English literature from Case Western Reserve University in 1972 and an MD from the Medial College of Pennsylvania in 1976. He served as a resident in neurology at Tufts New England Medical Center and was Chief Resident there in 1980. Beginning in 1980 he held a series of academic appointments at the Harvard Medical School and achieved the rank of full professor there in 1996. He also held appointments at McLean Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2004, Kosik became the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He founded and serves as Executive Director of the non-profit center, Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies (CFIT).

Dr. Kosik has been a member of PHR's Asylum Network for nearly two decades. He has lectured on issues related to asylum, performed evaluations, and trained others to conduct asylum evaluations.

Among his awards are a Whitaker Health Sciences Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Milton Foundation Award from the Harvard Medical School, the Moore Award, American Association of Neuropathologists, the Metropolitan Life Foundation Medical Award, the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Zenith Award and Temple Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Ranwell Caputo Medal from the Argentine Society of Neurochemistry, the NASA Group Achievement Award to Neurolab Science Team, the Premio Aventis from the Academia Nacional de Medicina, Colombia, and the City of Santa Barbara Innovation Star Award. Along with Ellen Clegg, he is the author of The Alzheimer’s Solution: How Today’s Care is Failing Millions and How We Can Do Better, published by Prometheus Press.