Lon S. Schneider

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Gerontology
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Areas of treatment:

Alzheimer's Disease
Geriatric Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Mood Disorders


  • Psychiatry - Adult
  • Psychiatry - Geriatric


  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • English

Lon S. Schneider, MD, MS

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Gerontology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Schneider directs the USC State of California Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Clinical Center and the clinical core of the USC NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He has served as a senior scientific advisor at the NIMH, consultant to the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council report on Treatment Efficacy for Geropsychiatric Patients with Severe Severe Mental Illness, on the American Psychiatric Association Committee for Practice Guidelines in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia, the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council Clinical and Services Research Workgroup, and the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry Task Force on Dementia. He holds a master’s degree in biometry and epidemiology and has expertise in clinical trials methods and drug development. He serves as a co-editor or editorial board member of several publications, including the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Current Alzheimer Research, and Alzheimer’s & Dementia among others, and has authored over 280 papers and chapters. He co-edited the textbook Evidenced-based Dementia Practice.


MS, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 1995
MD, Hahnemann University Medical College, Philadelphia, 1978


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1978 - 1979


LAC+USC Medical Center: Chief Resident , 1979 - 1982


University of Southern California: Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1982 - 1983


Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Professional society memberships:

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Fellow, Southern California Psychiatric Society
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American Geriatrics Society
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
American Society of Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology
International Psychogeriatric Association
Society of Biological Psychiatry
West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry


Tsai Memorial Lecture, Los Angeles/Brentwood VA Medical Center
The Best Doctors in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 1992 - 2009
First Annual Dorothy Kirsten French Memorial Lecture, The French Foundation for Alzheimer Research
The 327 Best Mental Health Experts, Good Housekeeping
11th and 21st Annual Research Awards, Los Angeles Alzheimer
Best Doctors in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine
Senior Investigator Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Senator Mark Hatfield Award for Clinical Research, Alzheimer's Association
Jay L. Foster Memorial Lecture, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health