Jose A. Luchsinger, MD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine
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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC

José Alejandro Luchsinger received his MD degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. He completed an internal medicine residency program including one year as chief medical resident at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. He also completed a General Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and obtained an MPH in epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at CUIMC. He has been a faculty member since 1999. His research has focused on the relation of vascular, metabolic, and dietary on aging outcomes, primarily cognition, in diverse populations. He conducts cohort studies and clinical trials. He is the director of the Center on Aging and Health Disparities (CAHD) in the Division of General Medicine. The CAHD is the home for the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities at Columbia University, funded by NIMHD, and various research projects in aging, minority health, and health disparities.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Central University of Venezuela
  • Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Research

I work with the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain analyzing data from a prospective cohort study of aging.

Research Interests

  • Relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and cognition
  • Relationship between diet and cognition

Grants

METFORMIN IN ALZHEIMER S DEMENTIA PREVENTION (MAP) (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 2019 - Apr 30 2024

SUBCLINICAL VASCULAR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALZHEIMER S DISEASE: THE MULTI ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (MESA) MULTISITE STUDY OF AD (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER S DISEASE DISPARITIES (CIRAD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

CONTINUATION OF THE GLYCEMIA REDUCTION APPROACHES IN DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS (GRADE) STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 6 2017 - Jul 31 2022

TESTING OLFACTION IN PRIMARY CARE TO DETECT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS (TOPAD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - May 31 2022

ARE THERE ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN BRAIN AMYLOID AND TAU IN THE SEVENTH DECADE OF LIFE? (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - Apr 30 2022

LONG-TERM IMPACT OF RANDOM ASSIGNMENT TO INTENSIVE LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION ON ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS: THE ACTION FOR HEALTH IN DIABETES ADRD STUDY (LOOKAHEAD-MIND) (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2018 - Mar 31 2022

MIDCAREER AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN DEMENTIA RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION (Federal Gov)

May 1 2016 - Feb 28 2022

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

13/22 DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY (DPPOS) PHASE 3 - RESEARCH PROJECT (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 1994 - Jan 31 2021

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERPLAY OF DIABETES, CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE AND ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - Aug 31 2020

AUDITORY, OLFACTORY, AND MOTOR CORRELATES OF IN-VIVO AD NEUROPATHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE DECLINE IN LATE-MIDDLE AGE (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2019 - Jun 30 2020

ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED N-OF-1 RANDOMIZED AND OTHER CONTROLLED TRIAL METHODS (Private)

Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2019

NEW YORK CITY HISPANIC DEMENTIA CAREGIVER RESEARCH PROGRAM (NHIRP) (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2013 - Mar 31 2019

COLUMBIA INJURY CONTROL RESEARCH CENTER (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2012 - Jul 31 2018

ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED N-OF-1 RANDOMIZED AND OTHER CONTROLLED TRIAL METHODS (Private)

Dec 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED N-OF-1 RANDOMIZED AND OTHER CONTROLLED TRIAL METHODS (Private)

Dec 1 2014 - Nov 30 2017

GLYCEMIC REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVE STUDY (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2012 - Jul 31 2017

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BIOMARKERS OF RISK AND PROGRESSION IN LOAD (Federal Gov)

May 1 2010 - Apr 30 2017

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE (NYS) (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017

BENFOTIAMINE IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY (Private)

Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2016

NORTHERN-MANHATTAN HISPANIC CAREGIVER INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS (Private)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

AGING & DEMENTIA IN ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2015 - May 31 2016

BENFOTIAMINE IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2014 - May 31 2016

WHITE MATTER HYPERINTENSITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

Mar 15 2010 - Feb 29 2016

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR THE HEALTH OF URBAN MINORITIES (Federal Gov)

Feb 10 2003 - Jan 31 2016

DISCRIMINATION, DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS IN BLACK ETHNIC GROUPS (LUCHSINGER/FORDE) (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2015

LOOK AHEAD ACTION FOR HEALTH DIABETES (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2013 - Jul 31 2014

QUESTIONABLE DEMENTIA: COURSE AND PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2000 - May 31 2014

MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND OTHER DIETARY PATTERNS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2008 - Feb 28 2014

COGNITION IN THE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2009 - Jan 31 2014

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY - PHASE 2 (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2009 - Jan 31 2014

AGING AND DEMENTIA IN ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - May 31 2013

PILOT TRIAL OF METFORMIN IN AMNESTIC MCI (Federal Gov)

May 15 2008 - Apr 30 2013

PILOT TRIAL OF METFORMIN IN THE PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER"S DI SEASE (Private)

Oct 1 2009 - Sep 30 2011

COGNITION IN THE FINNISH DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY (Private)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2011

CHANGES IN FUNCTIONING AMONG MENTALLY RETARDED ADULTS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Jun 30 2010

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DEMENTIA IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 1989 - Jun 30 2010

*CISOA 80206501 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Dec 1 2007 - Nov 30 2009

Selected Publications

  • José A. Luchsinger, Ming-Xing Tang, Steven Shea, Richard Mayeux (2003) Antioxidant vitamin intake and risk of Alzheimer’s disease Arch Neurol 60:203-208
  • José A. Luchsinger, Ming-Xing Tang, Steven Shea, Richard Mayeux (2002) Caloric intake and risk of Alzheimer's disease Arch Neurol 59:1258-63
  • Holly B. Posner, Ming-Xin Tang, Jose Luchsinger, Rafael Lantigua, Yaakov Stern, Richard Mayeux (2002) The Relationship of Hypertension in the Elderly to Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia and Cognitive Function Neurology 58:1175-81
  • Mathew S. Maurer, José A. Luchsinger, Rachel Wellner, Eugene Kukuy, Niloo M. Edwards (2002) The Impact of Body Mass Index on Complications from Cardiac Surgery In The Oldest Old J Am Geriatr Soc 50:988-94
  • José A. Luchsinger, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Charles Knirsch, Daniel Rabinowitz, Steven Shea (2002) Antibiotic Use and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in the General Population Am J of Cardiol 89:18-21
  • José A. Luchsinger, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Charles Knirsch , Daniel Rabinowitz, Steven Shea (2001) Antibiotic Use and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly Am J of Med 111:361-366