Howard Fillit, MD, a geriatrician, neuroscientist and leading expert in Alzheimer’s disease, is the Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. Dr. Fillit has had a distinguished academic medicine career at the Rockefeller University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he is currently a clinical professor of geriatrics, medicine and neuroscience. From 1995-1998, he was the corporate medical director for Medicare at New York Life, providing program leadership for over 125,000 elderly people in several regional US markets.
Throughout his career, Dr. Fillit has maintained a limited private practice in New York City in consultative geriatric medicine with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. He has also served as a consultant to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, health care organizations and philanthropies. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific and clinical publications, and is the senior editor of the leading international Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Dr. Fillit has received several awards and honors including the Rita Hayworth Award for Lifetime Achievement.