Brian D. Hitt, MD



Clinical Interests

Alzheimer's disease, corticobasal syndrome, frontotemporal dementia, neurodegenerative disorders, progressive supranuclear palsy

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNeurology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Department of NeurologyNeurology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Department of Neurology, Division of Cognitive andBehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Neurology
  • Member — American Neurological Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Roger Rosenberg Fellow Award, University of Texas Southwestern Department of Neurology, 2020
  • Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Scientist Fellowship, 2018
More Information

Dr. Brian D. Hitt is a board-certified UCI Health behavioral neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive and memory disorders.

He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. He completed both a neurology residency and a fellowship in cognitive and behavioral neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He holds a PhD in cell and molecular neuroscience from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying tau protein seeding activity as a biomarker at the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Hitt has a conducted extensive basic research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative diseases. His current research interests include bench-to-bedside translational studies to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic ways to target the tau protein, which is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's and several other neurodegenerative diseases.

He sees patients in Orange, Irvine and Laguna Hills.

UCI Health Neurology Services
UCI Medical Center, Pavilion 1
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413
UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-8600
UCI Health — Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-238-4100
Fax: 866-251-1363