Dr. Clifford Jack

Radiologist · Alzheimer's Disease · Rochester, Minnesota
  • 618 Publications

Dr. Clifford Jack is a professor of Radiology, and the Alexander Family Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. But outside the lab, he can often be found playing jazz music in restaurants around Rochester. He’s a talented musician of over 25 years.
Inside the lab, his work lab focuses on brain imaging, aging, and dementia. His lab uses MRI and PET scanning to study the biology of the brain and causes of deterioration. The lab’s clinical imaging research is utilized by the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Patient Registry (Mayo Clinic Study of Aging) and is a critical source of information. Dr. Perry’s schematic depictions of biomarker changes in Alzheimer’s disease have become a staple slide at conferences on Alzheimer’s and in medical classrooms worldwide.

" We are advocating that the disease be defined by its neuropathology [of plaques and tangles], which is specific to Alzheimer’s, and no longer by clinical symptoms which are not specific for any disease.”
-Dr. Clifford Jack


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Clinical Investigator

Mayo Clinic · 2002 - Present

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Assistant Professor of Radiology

Mayo Clinic · 1985 - Present


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Fellowship in Neuroradiology

Mayo Clinic · 1984

Residency in Diagnostic Radiology

Henry Ford Hospital · 1983

Medical Degree

Wayne State University School of Medicine · 1979

University of michigan

Bachelor of Science in Biology

University of Michigan · 1975


Dr. Clifford Jack has been involved in 618 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Clifford Jack is affiliated with Mayo Clinic (Rochester) at 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN.