Gary Small, MD

Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Small was a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, Parlow-Solomon professor on aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and director of the UCLA Longevity Center. He is a co-inventor of F-18 FDDNP PET, and his NIH-supported research has helped influence Medicare policy on PET scan reimbursements for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. 

Dr. Small has authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2002, Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s top innovators in medical diagnostics. 

Dr. Small received his BS degree from UCLA and earned his MD from the University of Southern California. He completed a psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School and geriatric psychiatry training at UCLA.