John Olichney, M.D.

 John  Olichney, M.D.


  • Professor
  • Neurology

Cognitive Disorders and Aging, ERPs, fMRI

Research Summary

Dr. Olichney specializes in cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. His philosophy is to provide individualized, comprehensive neurological care to each of his patients. His research activities include EEG, ERP and fMRI studies of language and memory, and clinical treatment trials for Alzheimer’s disease.

Selected Publications

Farias ST, Mungas D, Reed B, Carmichael OT, Beckett L, Harvey D, Olichney JM, Simmons A, DeCarli C. Maximal brain size remains an important predictor of cognition in old age independent of current brain pathology. Neurobiology of Aging. 2012 33(8):1758-68.

Yang J-C, Chan S, Khan S, Schneider A, Nanakul R, Teichholtz S, Niu Y-Q, Seritan A, Tassone F, Gigsby J, Hagerman P, Hagerman R, Olichney JM. Neural substrates of executive dysfunction in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS): a brain potential study. Cerebral Cortex. (ePub doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs251)

Yang J-C, Taylor JR, Chan S, Salmon DP, Iragui-Madoz V, Kutas M, Olichney JM. fMRI Congruous Word Repetition Effects Show Loss of Hemispheric Encoding/Retrieval Asymmetry in MCI. Presented at the 18th Annual Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), June 2012, Beijing, China. (abstract; ePub:

Zhang L, Pak J, Ortigas M, Olichney JM, Wheelock V, Frysinger R, Harrison M, Cornman E, Hagerman R. Case report: Deep brain stimulation of Vim improves FXTAS tremor and ataxia. Neurology 2011; 76:(suppl 4):A399. (abstract).

Zhang L, Sukharev D, Schneider A, Olichney JM, Seritan A, Hagerman R. Case report: Dystonia in a Fragile X Carrier. J Movement Disorders 2011. doi: 10.1002/mds.23600

Kaur B, Harvey D, DeCarli C, Sabbagh M, Olichney JM. Measurable Parkinsonism in Clinically Diagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease: Associated with Mixed Neuropathologies. Neurology 2011; 76:(suupl 4):A622. (abstract).

Lee JS, Harvey D, Owen C, Mungas D, Reed B, Olichney JM, Kaur B, Miller JS, DeCarli Charles. Androgen-Estrogen Balance, SHBG and Cognitive Trajectories in Older Men and Women. Neurology 2011; 76:(suppl 4): A2-3. (abstract).

Olichney JM, Pak J, Salmon D, Yang J, Gahagan T, Nowacki R, Hansen L, Galasko D, Kutas M, Iragui-Madoz V. ERP studies of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease (AD): P600 abnormalities are common in elderly persons who later develop MCI or AD pathology. Neurology 2011; 76:(suppl 4):A233. (abstract).

Olichney JM, Teichholtz S, Yang J, Schneider A, Nanakul R, Nowacki R, Seritan A, DeCarli C, Iragui-Madoz V, Kutas M, Hagerman P, Hagerman R. P600 Word Repetition Effects Differentiate Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia (FXTAS) from Very Early Alzheimer’s Disease. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Program, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2011. G13 pg. 170 (abstract)

Olichney JM, Teichholtz S, Yang J, Schneider A, Nanakul R, Nowacki R, Seritan A, Reed B, DeCarli C, Iragui V, Kutas M, Hagerman P, Hagerman R. Different Long-Latency Event-Related Potential Abnormalities Elicited by Word Repetition in Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) and Very Early Alzheimer’s Disease. Neurology 2011; 76:(suppl 4):A189-190. (abstract).

Olichney JM, Yang J, Taylor J, Kutas M. Cognitive Event-Related Potentials: Biomarkers of Synaptic Dysfunction Across the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2011; 26: 215-228.