Anton P. Porsteinsson, M.D.

Anton P. Porsteinsson, M.D.

Contact Information

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Psychiatry
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 273-5454

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Porsteinsson is the Director of the University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE). In addition, he is the first William B. and Sheila Konar Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1987, he received his MD degree from the University of Iceland School of Medicine and came to the University of Rochester in 1989, where he completed his internship and residency. He is Board certified in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Porsteinsson has devoted his career to the care and study of individuals with memory disorders.

He participates in the University of Rochester Memory Care Program, which serves a population with memory disorders. Internationally recognized in clinical research and considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer's disease and dementia, his interests lie in biomarkers, imaging, and novel pharmacologic agents in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, both in terms of cognitive loss and behavioral disturbances. He is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer's prevention and treatment trials and has conducted major clinical trials with cognitive enhancers and course stabilizing agents in dementia, as well as psychotropics for behavioral changes associated with dementia. Dr. Porsteinsson is the author and collaborator of hundreds of research publications and serves as site principal investigator for research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other leading funders.

Awards & Honors (National)

Listed in editions of Who's Who in America 2007 - Present
Summer Research Institute Fellowship | NIMH/American Assoc. of Geriatric Psychiatry 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Listed in editions of Distinguished Professionals 2010 - Present
Listed in editions of The Global Directory of Who's Who 2010 - Present
Dr. John Baum Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2009
The Helga Jonsdottir and Sigurlidi Kristjansson Memorial Award | NIMH/American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry 1997
Carl Albert Jaenike Award | The Genesee Valley Psychiatric Assoc. & the Dept. of Psychiatry | Rochester, NY 1993
Residents' Recognition Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1993
Consultation-Liaison Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1992
Thorvaldur Thoroddsens Memorial Award | Reykjavik College | Reykjavik, Iceland 1981
P.O. Christensens Memorial Award | Reykjavik College | Reykjavik, Iceland 1981

Current Appointments

William and Sheila Konar Endowed Professorship - Department of Psychiatry (SMD)
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Iceland, School of Medicine1987
Natural Sciences | Menntaskolinn i Reykjavik (Junior College)Attended 1977 - 1981

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Psychiatry at Strong memorial Hospital09/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Internship at Strong memorial Hospital09/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship at University of Iceland09/01/1987 - 06/30/1989