Ryan Townley, M.D.
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium Associate PI
Ryan Townley, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and is the director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship. He is also the Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium Associate Director and Primary Investigator at the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center.
Dr. Townley is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Before joining the KU Medical Center faculty in August 2019, he completed a two-year cognitive behavioral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, where he also finished his neurology residency and an internal medicine internship. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he earned the 2013 Dewey K. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Neurology presented by the KU Department of Neurology and was honored with the American Academy of Neurology's Outstanding Neurology Medical Student Award. Prior to medical school, he earned a bachelor of science in neurobiology from the University of Kansas.
In addition to authoring a growing number of publications, Dr. Townley has presented more than two dozen lectures and posters nationally and around the world. His clinical and research interests include atypical Alzheimer's diseases such as posterior cortical atrophy and dysexecutive Alzheimer's, normal pressure hydrocephalus, frontotemporal lobar degeneration and dementia with Lewy bodies. He also has professional interests in patient education and disease related seminars, resident and medical student education, and preventative health against neurodegenerative disease.
For more information, visit Dr. Townley's profile at The University of Kansas Health System.