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profileTamara G Fong, PH.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurology
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentNeurology
AddressHebrew Rehab Center For the Aged
Inst. for Aging Research
1200 Centre St
Roslindale MA 02131
Phone617/363-8856
Fax617/667-1369
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K23AG031320     (FONG, TAMARA G)Sep 30, 2008 - Aug 31, 2013
NIH/NIA
Assessment of Cholinergic and Cognitive Function Using Pharmacologic ASL-Perfusio
Role: Principal Investigator

F32NS047431     (FONG, TAMARA G)Sep 1, 2004 - Aug 31, 2006
NIH/NINDS
Perfusion MRI After Donepezil in Lewy Body Dementia
Role: Principal Investigator

M01RR001032     (SUKHATME, VIKAS P)Dec 1, 1977 - Mar 31, 2010
NIH/NCRR
General Clinical Research Center
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Fong TG, Inouye SK, Jones RN. Delirium, Dementia, and Decline. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 01; 74(3):212-213. PMID: 28114516.
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  2. Thom R, Teslyar P, Kirby A, Fong T, Friedman R, Brady R, Bloomingdale K. Cognitive Decline in a Case of Poorly Controlled Bipolar Disorder: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Mar/Apr; 25(2):80-88. PMID: 28272132.
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  3. Shafi MM, Santarnecchi E, Fong TG, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Pascual-Leone A, Inouye SK. Advancing the Neurophysiological Understanding of Delirium. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Feb 06. PMID: 28165616.
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  4. Pisani MA, Albuquerque A, Marcantonio ER, Jones RN, Gou RY, Fong TG, Schmitt EM, Tommet D, Isaza Aizpurua II, Alsop DC, Inouye SK, Travison TG. Association Between Hospital Readmission and Acute and Sustained Delays in Functional Recovery During 18 Months After Elective Surgery: The Successful Aging after Elective Surgery Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan; 65(1):51-58. PMID: 27898172.
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  5. Fong TG, Albuquerque A, Inouye SK. The Search for Effective Delirium Treatment for Persons with Dementia in the Postacute-Care Setting. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec; 64(12):2421-2423. PMID: 27858957.
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  6. Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Saczynski JS, Tommet D, Gross AL, Travison TG, Alsop DC, Schmitt EM, Fong TG, Cizginer S, Shafi MM, Pascual-Leone A, Inouye SK. Preoperative Cognitive Performance Dominates Risk for Delirium Among Older Adults. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2016 Sep 19. PMID: 27647793.
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  7. Bunker L, Hshieh TT, Wong B, Schmitt EM, Travison T, Yee J, Palihnich K, Metzger E, Fong TG, Inouye SK. The SAGES telephone neuropsychological battery: correlation with in-person measures. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 09. PMID: 27507320.
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  8. Dai W, Fong T, Jones RN, Marcantonio E, Schmitt E, Inouye SK, Alsop DC. Effects of arterial transit delay on cerebral blood flow quantification using arterial spin labeling in an elderly cohort. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Feb; 45(2):472-481. PMID: 27384230.
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  9. Cavallari M, Dai W, Guttmann CR, Meier DS, Ngo LH, Hshieh TT, Callahan AE, Fong TG, Schmitt E, Dickerson BC, Press DZ, Marcantonio ER, Jones RN, Inouye SK, Alsop DC. Neural substrates of vulnerability to postsurgical delirium as revealed by presurgical diffusion MRI. Brain. 2016 Apr; 139(Pt 4):1282-94. PMID: 26920674; PMCID: PMC5006228 [Available on 04/01/17].
  10. Hshieh TT, Dai W, Cavallari M, Guttmann CR, Meier DS, Schmitt EM, Dickerson BC, Press DZ, Marcantonio ER, Jones RN, Gou YR, Travison TG, Fong TG, Ngo L, Inouye SK, Alsop DC. Cerebral blood flow MRI in the nondemented elderly is not predictive of post-operative delirium but is correlated with cognitive performance. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Jan 01; 271678X16656014. PMID: 27401806.
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  11. Schmitt EM, Saczynski JS, Kosar CM, Jones RN, Alsop DC, Fong TG, Metzger E, Cooper Z, Marcantonio ER, Travison T, Inouye SK. The Successful Aging After Elective Surgery Study: Cohort Description and Data Quality Procedures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Dec; 63(12):2463-2471. PMID: 26662213.
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  12. Saczynski JS, Inouye SK, Guess J, Jones RN, Fong TG, Nemeth E, Hodara A, Ngo L, Marcantonio ER. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment: Creating a Crosswalk with the Mini-Mental State Examination. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Nov; 63(11):2370-4. PMID: 26503296; PMCID: PMC4704083 [Available on 11/01/16].
  13. Fong TG, Davis D, Growdon ME, Albuquerque A, Inouye SK. The interface between delirium and dementia in elderly adults. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Aug; 14(8):823-32. PMID: 26139023; PMCID: PMC4535349.
  14. Vasunilashorn SM, Ngo L, Kosar CM, Fong TG, Jones RN, Inouye SK, Marcantonio ER. Does Apolipoprotein E Genotype Increase Risk of Postoperative Delirium? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 23(10):1029-37. PMID: 26238230; PMCID: PMC4591079 [Available on 10/01/16].
  15. Fong TG, Hshieh TT, Wong B, Tommet D, Jones RN, Schmitt EM, Puelle MR, Saczynski JS, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Neuropsychological profiles of an elderly cohort undergoing elective surgery and the relationship between cognitive performance and delirium. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May; 63(5):977-82. PMID: 25944109; PMCID: PMC4497521.
  16. Cavallari M, Hshieh TT, Guttmann CR, Ngo LH, Meier DS, Schmitt EM, Marcantonio ER, Jones RN, Kosar CM, Fong TG, Press D, Inouye SK, Alsop DC. Brain atrophy and white-matter hyperintensities are not significantly associated with incidence and severity of postoperative delirium in older persons without dementia. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Jun; 36(6):2122-9. PMID: 25824618; PMCID: PMC4433616.
  17. Fong TG, Gleason LJ, Wong B, Habtemariam D, Jones RN, Schmitt EM, de Rooij SE, Saczynski JS, Gross AL, Bean JF, Brown CJ, Fick DM, Gruber-Baldini AL, O'Connor M, Tabloski PA, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Cognitive and Physical Demands of Activities of Daily Living in Older Adults: Validation of Expert Panel Ratings. PM R. 2015 Jul; 7(7):727-35. PMID: 25661463; PMCID: PMC4508212.
  18. Saczynski JS, Inouye SK, Kosar CM, Tommet D, Marcantonio ER, Fong T, Hshieh T, Vasunilashorn S, Metzger ED, Schmitt E, Alsop DC, Jones RN. Cognitive and brain reserve and the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients: analysis of data from a prospective observational study. Lancet Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 1(6):437-43. PMID: 26361198.
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  19. Saczynski JS, Inouye SK, Kosar C, Tommet D, Marcantonio ER, Fong T, Hshieh T, Vasunilashorn S, Metzger ED, Schmitt E, Alsop DC, Jones RN. Cognitive and Brain Reserve and the Risk of Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients. Lancet Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 1(6):437-443. PMID: 25642414.
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  20. Gross AL, Jones RN, Fong TG, Tommet D, Inouye SK. Calibration and validation of an innovative approach for estimating general cognitive performance. Neuroepidemiology. 2014; 42(3):144-53. PMID: 24481241; PMCID: PMC3988278.
  21. Gross AL, Jones RN, Habtemariam DA, Fong TG, Tommet D, Quach L, Schmitt E, Yap L, Inouye SK. Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Trajectory Among Persons With Dementia. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24; 172(17):1324-31. PMID: 23403619; PMCID: PMC3740440.
  22. Schmitt EM, Marcantonio ER, Alsop DC, Jones RN, Rogers SO, Fong TG, Metzger E, Inouye SK. Novel risk markers and long-term outcomes of delirium: the successful aging after elective surgery (SAGES) study design and methods. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012 Nov; 13(9):818.e1-10. PMID: 22999782; PMCID: PMC3489992.
  23. Saczynski JS, Marcantonio ER, Quach L, Fong TG, Gross A, Inouye SK, Jones RN. Cognitive trajectories after postoperative delirium. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 05; 367(1):30-9. PMID: 22762316; PMCID: PMC3433229.
  24. Fong TG, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Tommet D, Gross AL, Habtemariam D, Schmitt E, Yap L, Inouye SK. Adverse outcomes after hospitalization and delirium in persons with Alzheimer disease. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jun 19; 156(12):848-56, W296. PMID: 22711077; PMCID: PMC3556489.
  25. Huang LW, Inouye SK, Jones RN, Fong TG, Rudolph JL, O'Connor MG, Metzger ED, Crane PK, Marcantonio ER. Identifying indicators of important diagnostic features of delirium. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun; 60(6):1044-50. PMID: 22690980; PMCID: PMC3376010.
  26. Fong TG, Inouye SK, Dai W, Press DZ, Alsop DC. Association cortex hypoperfusion in mild dementia with Lewy bodies: a potential indicator of cholinergic dysfunction? Brain Imaging Behav. 2011 Mar; 5(1):25-35. PMID: 20924800; PMCID: PMC3122107.
  27. Jones RN, Rudolph JL, Inouye SK, Yang FM, Fong TG, Milberg WP, Tommet D, Metzger ED, Cupples LA, Marcantonio ER. Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2010 Dec; 32(10):1041-9. PMID: 20446144; PMCID: PMC2919652.
  28. Fong TG, Jones RN, Rudolph JL, Yang FM, Tommet D, Habtemariam D, Marcantonio ER, Langa KM, Inouye SK. Development and validation of a brief cognitive assessment tool: the sweet 16. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Mar 14; 171(5):432-7. PMID: 21059967.
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  29. Rudolph JL, Zanin NM, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Fong TG, Yang FM, Yap L, Inouye SK. Hospitalization in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: frequency and causes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Aug; 58(8):1542-8. PMID: 20553338; PMCID: PMC2955171.
  30. Rudolph JL, Inouye SK, Jones RN, Yang FM, Fong TG, Levkoff SE, Marcantonio ER. Delirium: an independent predictor of functional decline after cardiac surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr; 58(4):643-9. PMID: 20345866; PMCID: PMC2856754.
  31. Jones RN, Fong TG, Metzger E, Tulebaev S, Yang FM, Alsop DC, Marcantonio ER, Cupples LA, Gottlieb G, Inouye SK. Aging, brain disease, and reserve: implications for delirium. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 18(2):117-27. PMID: 20104068; PMCID: PMC2848522.
  32. Fong TG, Fearing MA, Jones RN, Shi P, Marcantonio ER, Rudolph JL, Yang FM, Kiely DK, Inouye SK. Telephone interview for cognitive status: Creating a crosswalk with the Mini-Mental State Examination. Alzheimers Dement. 2009 Nov; 5(6):492-7. PMID: 19647495; PMCID: PMC2783323.
  33. Fong TG, Jones RN, Shi P, Marcantonio ER, Yap L, Rudolph JL, Yang FM, Kiely DK, Inouye SK. Delirium accelerates cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2009 May 05; 72(18):1570-5. PMID: 19414723; PMCID: PMC2677515.
  34. Fong TG, Tulebaev SR, Inouye SK. Delirium in elderly adults: diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Nat Rev Neurol. 2009 Apr; 5(4):210-20. PMID: 19347026; PMCID: PMC3065676.
  35. Marcantonio ER, Aneja J, Jones RN, Alsop DC, Fong TG, Crosby GJ, Culley DJ, Cupples LA, Inouye SK. Maximizing clinical research participation in vulnerable older persons: identification of barriers and motivators. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Aug; 56(8):1522-7. PMID: 18662204; PMCID: PMC2562594.
  36. Hshieh TT, Fong TG, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Cholinergic deficiency hypothesis in delirium: a synthesis of current evidence. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Jul; 63(7):764-72. PMID: 18693233; PMCID: PMC2917793.
  37. Alsop DC, Casement M, de Bazelaire C, Fong T, Press DZ. Hippocampal hyperperfusion in Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage. 2008 Oct 01; 42(4):1267-74. PMID: 18602481; PMCID: PMC2675915.
  38. Alsop DC, Fearing MA, Johnson K, Sperling R, Fong TG, Inouye SK. The role of neuroimaging in elucidating delirium pathophysiology. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Dec; 61(12):1287-93. PMID: 17234822.
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  39. Fong TG, Bogardus ST, Daftary A, Auerbach E, Blumenfeld H, Modur S, Leo-Summers L, Seibyl J, Inouye SK. Cerebral perfusion changes in older delirious patients using 99mTc HMPAO SPECT. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Dec; 61(12):1294-9. PMID: 17234823.
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  40. Alsop DC, Fearing M, Johnson K, Sperling R, Fong TG, and Inouye SK. The Role of Neuro-imaging in Elucidating Delirium Pathophysiology. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2006.
  41. Fong T, Press D, Alsop D. . Greater blood flow reduction in mild diffuse Lewy body disease than in mild Alzheimer’s disease. ISMRM Proceedings. 2006.
  42. Fong TG, Press DZ, and Alsop DC. Cerebral Perfusion and Cognitive Response to Donepezil in Diffuse Lewy Body Disease. Neurology. 2006; (suppl):06.074.
  43. Fong TG. Alzheimer's Disease. Benatar M, Danakas GT, Ferri FF, Masci JR, Mercierr LR, Petropoulos P, Tong I, Wachtel TJ, editors. Ferri's Clinical Advisor. 2005; 44-45.
  44. Fong TG. Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure. Benatar M, Danakas GT, Ferri FF, Masci JR, Mercier LR, Petropoulos P, Tong I, Wachtel TJ, editors. Ferri's Clinical Advisor. 2005; 403-404.
  45. Goettl VM, Wemlinger TA, Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. Retinal cholinergic and dopaminergic deficits of aged rats are improved following treatment with GM1 ganglioside. Brain Res. 2000 Sep 15; 877(1):1-6. PMID: 10980236.
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  46. Vogelsberg V, Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. Cholinergic deficits in aged rat spinal cord: restoration by GM1 ganglioside. Brain Res. 1997 Jul 04; 761(2):250-6. PMID: 9252023.
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  47. Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. GM1 ganglioside improves spatial learning and memory of aged rats. Behav Brain Res. 1997 May; 85(2):203-11. PMID: 9105576.
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  48. Higgins DS, Butchbach MER, Fong TG, Neff NH, and Neff MH. GM1 ganglioside modulation of the electron transport chain in aged rats. Soc Neurosci Abst. 1997; 23:355.16.
  49. Fong TG, Vogelsberg V, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. . Restorative effects of systemic GM1 administration on the aged brain. J Neurochem 1997. 1997; 69(suppl):S246.
  50. Vogelsberg V, Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M . Neurochemical cholinergic deficits in aged spinal cord: restoration by GM1 ganglioside. J Neurochem 1996. 1996; 66(suppl):S11B.
  51. Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. Morphologic changes of ChAT- or p75-immunopositive neurons in the aged rat following treatment with GM1 ganglioside. Soc Neurosci Abst. 1996; 22:299.9.
  52. Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. GM1 increases the cross-sectional area of ChAT-immunopositive neurons in the aged brain. J Neurochem. 1996; 66((suppl)):S11A.
  53. Fong TG. Effects of GM1 Ganglioside on the Aged Brain: Biochemical, Morphological, and Behavioral Considerations. 1996.
  54. Fong TG, Vogelsberg V, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. GM1 and NGF synergism on choline acetyltransferase and choline uptake in aged brain. Neurobiol Aging. 1995 Nov-Dec; 16(6):917-23. PMID: 8622782.
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  55. Fong TG, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. Systemic administration of GM1 ganglioside increases choline acetyltransferase activity in the brain of aged rats. Exp Neurol. 1995 Apr; 132(2):157-61. PMID: 7789456.
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  56. Fong TG, Neff NH, and Hadjiconstantinou M. . Aged animals show improvement in a Morris Water Maze test following administration of GM1 ganglioside. Soc Neurosci Abst. 1995; 21:82.4.
  57. Hadjiconstantinou M, Fong TG, Vogelsberg V, and Neff NH. . GM1 ganglioside enhances cholinergic markers and potentiates the response to NGF in the brain of aged animals. J. Neurochem. 1995; 64(Suppl):S9C.
  58. Fong TG, Neff NH, and Hadjiconstantinou M. . GM1 ganglioside improves the behavioral performance of aged animals in the Morris Water Maze. Am. Geriatr. Soc./AFAR. 1995; SA29.
  59. Hadjiconstantinou M, Fong TG, and Neff NH. . Chronic administration of GM1 ganglioside enhances cholinergic parameters in the aged brain. Soc Neurosci Abst. 1994; 20:697.1.
  60. Hadjiconstantinou M, Eaton MJ, Fong TG, and Neff, NH. NGF and dopaminergic neurons I: recovery of nigrostriatal neurons in vivo after a lesion induced by MPTP. Transaction of the Am. Soc. for Neurochem. 1993; 24:111.
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