Honorary graduates 2019
Dr Howard Fillit MD (DSc)
Saturday 14 December 2019 2:00pm
Howard Fillit, MD, Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, is an internationally recognised geriatrician, neuroscientist, expert in Alzheimer's disease and an innovative philanthropy executive. The mission of the not-for-profit Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation is to rapidly accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.
Dr Fillit has had a distinguished academic medicine career and is currently a clinical professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care, medicine and neurosciences at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He has previously held academic appointments at The Rockefeller University and the Weill Cornell School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr Fillit has maintained a limited private practice in consultative geriatric medicine with a focus on Alzheimer's disease. He has served as a consultant to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care companies.
Howard has received numerous awards and honours including the Rita Hayworth Award from the Alzheimer's Association. He is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, the American College of Physicians, the Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has authored or coauthored more than 350 scientific and clinical publications, and is the senior editor of Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology currently in its eighth edition.