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David A. Wolk, MD

David A. Wolk, MD Physician

Assistant Director, Penn Memory Center Associate Professor of Neurology Associate Professor

Dr. Wolk is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David A. Wolk

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cognitive Neurology
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia Patient Medical Care
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Pick's Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Disorders, Cognitive Neurology

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Memory Center

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


American Academy of Neurology, International Cognitive Neuroscience Society, International Institute on Aging, Grant Reviewer, Local International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, International Memory Disorders Research Society, International Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area, Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, International Neuroscience of Aging Review Committee (NIA-N), NIH, National Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, International University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wolk is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Episodic Memory, Event-related Potentials, transcranial direct current stimulation, MRI, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Disorders, Cognitive Neurology, Aging,

Selected Publications:

Wolk DA, Mancuso L, Kliot D, Arnold SE, Dickerson BC: Familiarity-based memory as an early cognitive marker of preclinical and prodromal AD. Neuropsychologia 51 (6): 1094-102,2013.

Wolk DA, Price JC, Madeira C, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Lopez OL, Mathis CA, Klunk WE, Dekosky ST: Amyloid imaging in dementias with atypical presentation. Alzheimer's & Dementia 8 (5): 389-98,2012.

Pluta J, Yushkevich P, Das S, Wolk D: In vivo Analysis of Hippocampal Subfield Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment via Semi-Automatic Segmentation of T2-Weighted MRI. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 31 (1): 85-99,2012.

Dickerson BC, Wolk DA: MRI cortical thickness biomarker predicts AD-like CSF and cognitive decline in normal adults. Neurology 78 (2): 84-90,2011.

Wolk DA, Price JC, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, James JA, Lopez OL, Aizenstein HJ, Cohen AD, Weissfeld LA, Mathis CA, Klunk WE, DeKosky ST: Amyloid imaging in mild cognitive impairment subtypes. Annals of Neurology 65 (5): 557-68,2009.

Wolk DA, Dunfee KL, Dickerson BC, Aizenstein HJ, Dekosky ST: A medial temporal lobe division of labor: Insights from memory in aging and early Alzheimer disease. Hippocampus 21 (5): 461-6,2010.

Wolk DA, Dickerson BC: Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype has dissociable effects on memory and attentional-executive network function in Alzheimer's disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107 (22): 10256-61,2010.

Wolk DA, Dickerson BC: Fractionating verbal episodic memory in Alzheimer's disease. NeuroImage 54 (2): 1530-9,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Memory Center
Ralston House
3615 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7810
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)