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Joseph Alisky, MD, PhD

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"I am medically conservative when it comes to caring for my elderly patients. But I'm simultaneously aggressive about improving their functional capacity, cognition, and quality of life as much as possible."

Dr. Joseph Alisky brings to his medical practice years of hands-on clinical experience in a wide variety of settings, coupled with an interest in research on topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. He is on the editorial boards of two medical journals and has published more than 50 articles of his own.

"I've always been interested in clinical research," says Dr. Alisky. There are two recent research papers that were published in the International Journal of Cancer Therapy and Oncology:

  1. "Spelenic artery infusion of IL-2 might allow treatment of melanoma and renal cell cancer with less side effects and greater efficacy." icon Click to read the research article
  2. "Some patients with advanced malignancies also have reversible catatonia or limbic encephalitis" icon Click to read the research article

A full list of Dr. Alisky's published research can be viewed icon here.

Dr. Alisky received his BS in biochemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona and graduated with a dual MD/PhD from St. Louis University in 1996 (with his PhD in neurobiology). He then completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Iowa. He is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics and has practiced since 2002. 

Dr. Alisky, who speaks both conversational Spanish and Russian, is married to a physician from Russia; they have two busy young boys and a menagerie of pets at home. His interests include hiking, camping, history (especially Civil War and World War II), classical music, and science fiction/fantasy.