Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 645
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-2868
Fax: (585) 276-2298
Administrative: (585) 276-4595


The biographical information for Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Elected Member Academia Europaea | Academia Europaea 2012 - Present
Elected Member Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain | Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain 2011 - Present
Elected Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences | Royal Danish Academy of Sciences | Copenhagen, Denmark 2008 - Present


Bumetanide Treatment for Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy and Seizures

United States Serial NO.: 14/415,968
Filed Date: March 15, 2013
Title: Method of Treating and Preventing Brain Impairment using Na+-K+2Cl-Cotransporter Isoform 1 Inhibitors
Invented by: Maiken Nedergaard, Alexander Stanley Thrane, Vinita Rangroo Thrane
Targeting Glymphatic Clearance of Brain Waste Product to Treat Neurological Diseases

United States Serial NO.: 14/769,396
Filed Date: February 21, 2014
Title: Methods for Evaluating Brain-Wide Paravascular Pathway for Waste Clearance Function and Methods for Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders Based Thereon
Invented by: Maiken Nedergaard, Jeffrey Iliff
Disease specific human glial mouse chimeras(HUNTINGTON'S)

United States Serial NO.: 14/701,245
Filed Date: April 30, 2015
Title: Non-Human Mammal Model of Human Degenerative Disorder, Uses Thereof, and Method for Treating Human Degenerative Disorder (HUNTINGTON'S)
Invented by: Steven Goldman, Paul Tesar, Martha Windrem, Maiken Nedergaard

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Aug 15
Benveniste H, Hof PR, Nedergaard M, Bechter K. "Modern cerebrospinal fluid flow research and Heinrich Quincke's seminal 1872 article on the distribution of cinnabar in freely moving animals." The Journal of comparative neurology. 2015 Aug 15; 523(12):1748-55. Epub 2015 May 12.
2015 Jun
Snyder HM, Corriveau RA, Craft S, Faber JE, Greenberg SM, Knopman D, Lamb BT, Montine TJ, Nedergaard M, Schaffer CB, Schneider JA, Wellington C, Wilcock DM, Zipfel GJ, Zlokovic B, Bain LJ, Bosetti F, Galis ZS, Koroshetz W, Carrillo MC. "Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia including Alzheimer's disease." Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2015 Jun; 11(6):710-7. Epub 2014 Dec 12.
2015 May
Plog BA, Nedergaard M. "Why have we not yet developed a simple blood test for TBI?" Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 2015 May; 15(5):465-8. Epub 2015 Mar 30.
2015 Mar
Haydon PG, Nedergaard M. "How do astrocytes participate in neural plasticity?" Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology. 2015 Mar; 7(3):a020438. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
2015 Feb
Verkhratsky A, Nedergaard M, Hertz L. "Why are astrocytes important?" Neurochemical research. 2015 Feb; 40(2):389-401. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Current Appointments

Co-Director - Center for Translational Neuromedicine - Primary Administrative
Frank P. Smith Professor of Neurosurgery - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Translational Neuromedicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD)
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)


DMSc | Neuroscience | University of Copenhagen1988
MD | Medicine | University of Copenhagen1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Post-Doctoral Training; Neuroscience; Cornell University Medical School 1988
Post-Doctoral Training; Neuropathology / Physiology University of Copenhagen 1987
Rigshospitalet; University of Copenhagen; Neurology / Neurosurgery 1984