Ultimaxx Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricio Reyes has joined its Advisory Board
Dr. Patricio F. Reyes is a board certified and highly regarded neurologist and neuropathologist. He is currently Director, Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders Clinics at the Phoenix VA Medical Center. Pat brings 30 years of clinical expertise, translational (e.g. in vivo models, neuropathology and CSF testing) research, and drug development (e.g. Cognex, Exelon and Exelon Patch) experience in Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Reyes is former Professor of Neurology, Pathology & Psychiatry at Creighton University in Omaha & Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (Bernard Alpers Professor), Director and founder of the Center for Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Brain Bank in both institutions, and Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. He also helped establish the Center for Dementia Care at HealthPartners in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Reyes was one of the first to establish rapid autopsy brain banking in the United States and the first to build Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Centers in Texas, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. He and his associates described the smell changes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and was the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. Similar olfactory deficits may exist in individuals with concussion and brain trauma.
Most importantly, Dr. Reyes has also been an advocate for identifying as well as improving the health care needs of all ethnic groups and high-risk populations. He was a volunteer physician for Golden Gloves, and board member, 2009 distinguished educator of the year, and education
committee chair of the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians. He has worked extensively with the Retired Players Association to improve health care for retired NFL players as well as improving health care awareness for the boxing profession in his native Philippines.
His accomplishments as a teacher, clinician, scientist and community leader have been affirmed by his selection as “Best Doctors of American in 2003-2004, Scientist of the 21st Century, the Republican Party’s Ronald Reagan Gold Medal recipient in 2004, Physician of the Year for 2005, 2007 Arizona’s Asian American Association for Community Service and Physician of the Day by the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2009, he was named Top Doctor, in Who’s Who Global Medical Directory. He is a member of several medical and scientific organizations. He is currently involved in assessing the medical, cognitive, neurologic and neuropathologic aspects of sports and non-sport related traumatic brain injury symptoms with the hope of developing newer and more effective treatment.
Ultimaxx Health is honored to have him.