Staff

James A. Mastrianni, MD, PhD
Director
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago
Dr. Mastrianni's special interests include early onset Alzheimer's disease and atypical forms of dementia. His research is aimed at understanding neurodegenerative disease, in particular, the prion diseases. These unusual disorders have many similarities with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Another focus of Dr. Mastrianni is the use of specialized brain imaging techniques to diagnose Alzheimer's disease far in advance of obvious clinical signs.

Gina Freed, RN
Nurse Clinician
Ms. Freed has worked as a clinical nursing instructor and clinician in the field of geriatrics for the past 43 years. Her focus has been the assessment and care of the patient with memory problems in their own home. She has authored an instructive manual to assist care givers in the management of Alzheimer's disease.

Shellie Williams, RN
Nurse Clinician
Dr. Shellie Williams interest is in dementia and caregiver education/support, maintaining independent function of cognitively impaired, palliative care. She has actively engaged in the education of medical students, residents and fellows in care of geriatric patient and palliative care needs of elderly with chronic conditions such as dementia, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease and malignancy. She is Involved in patient and caregiver advocacy as a member of the national alzheimer's association board of directors and preceptor new life volunteer society free clinic.

Jeffrey Solotoroff, LCSW
Social Worker
Mr. Solotoroff has been the social worker at the Windermere Senior Health Center since 1998 and works closely with the Memory Center. He provides supportive services including counseling, family education, and referral. He has a special interest in techniques for coping with caregiver stress.

Joseph Shega, MD
Geriatrician
Dr. Shega is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. His research and clinical interest focus on integrating state of the art dementia care along with palliative care including pain management.

Joseph Fink, PhD
Neuropsychologist
Joseph Fink, Ph.D., ABPP/CN is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who has been on faculty at the University of Chicago in the Adult Neuropsychology Program since 1997. He completed his Masters at Harvard University, his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame, and his fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Northwestern University. Dr. Fink is currently active clinically at three different sites. In addition to being a member of the multidisciplinary Memory Disorders Center at the University of Chicago South Shore Clinic, he is the Director of the University's Northwest Indiana satellite neuropsychology clinic and also has a neuropsychological assessment clinic at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has been the Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Fink has interests in neuropsychological detection and characterization of neurodegenerative conditions, investigation of various types of memory disruption and their neural substrates. medical neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive sequelae of electrical trauma.

Maureen Lacy, PhD
Neuropsychologist

Todd Nader, MA, CCRC
Neuropsychologist Clinic Coordinator