Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in dementia and neurodegenerative conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She has more than 20 years of experience treating multiple sclerosis and has cared for individuals with the most difficult cases and those with limited means.
At UC San Diego Health, Dr. Corey-Bloom also directs the Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Center, a designated Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
Dr. Corey-Bloom is a physician-scientist and professor emeritus in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the causes and treatment of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. She also leads numerous clinical trials investigating drug therapies for Huntington’s disease and dementing conditions.
Dr. Corey-Bloom is widely published, having co-authored abstracts, several textbooks and over 150 articles. Her work has appeared in Neurology, the Journal of Huntington’s Disease, and Movement Disorders, among others. Dr. Corey-Bloom frequently speaks at national medical conferences. She was also the featured expert of UCSD-TV’s “Health Matters: MS Doesn’t Have Me," which received a 2008 Emmy Award in the Health/Science Program category.
She completed a neurology residency and fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Corey-Bloom earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and her PhD in anatomy at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She is board-certified in neurology.
Dr. Corey-Bloom is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. She co-chairs the Clinical Advisory Council for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter and serves on the society’s board of trustees.
She has been elected numerous times as a top doctor in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey.