Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
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3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
I believe in offering comprehensive and compassionate care to my patients. This care often includes the patient's "team" of family, or friends, or caregivers. My goal is to empower my patients with a clear diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Bissig is an adult neurologist. He offers care to all adult patients with neurological conditions, but has a special interest and expertise in cognitive neurology, which includes conditions like Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson's Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Progressive Aphasia, and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
Dr. Bissig is interested in identifying those at high risk for cognitive impairment -- and eligible for early clinical intervention or participation in research -- by expanding clinic-based and hospital-based screening for impaired thinking and memory. In a separate body of research, he studies age-related changes in the eye, and how these changes are influenced by neurodegenerative diseases.
B.S., Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2005
M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI 2014
Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI 2014
Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore MD 2014-2015
Neurology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2018
Dementia, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2018-2020
NIH Butler-Williams Scholar, 2020
AAN Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting, 2020
Bissig D, Zhou CG, Le V, Bernard JT. Optical coherence tomography reveals light-dependent retinal responses in Alzheimer's disease. NeuroImage. 2020 Oct 1;219:117022. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117022. Epub 2020 Jun 5. PMID:32512126.
Swor DE, Maas MB, Walia SS, Bissig D, Liotta EM, Naidech AM, Ng KL. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of methamphetamine-associated intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurology. 2019;93(1):e1-e7. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000007666. Epub 2019 May 29. PMID:31142634.
Bissig D, DeCarli CS. Global & Community Health: Brief in-hospital cognitive screening anticipates complex admissions and may detect dementia. Neurology. 2019 Mar 26;92(13):631-634. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000007176. PMID:30910941.
Bissig D, Manjunath R, Traylor BR, Richman DP, Ng KL. Acute stroke despite dabigatran anti-coagulation treated with idarucizumab and intravenous tissue plasminogen activator. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Jun;26(6):e102-4. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.12.037. Epub 2017 Apr 14. PMID:28416406.
Bissig D, Berkowitz BA. Testing the calcium hypothesis of aging in the rat hippocampus in vivo using manganese-enhanced MRI. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Jun;35(6):1453-8. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.12.019. Epub 2013 Dec 25. PMID:24439958.
Bissig D, Goebel D, Berkowitz BA. Diminished vision in healthy aging is associated with increased retinal L-type voltage gated calcium channel ion infux. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56340. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056340. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID:23457553
Bissig D, Berkowitz BA. Light-dependent changes in outer retinal water diffusion in rats in vivo. Mol Vis. 2012;18:2561-77. Epub 2012 Oct 19. PMID:23129976
Bissig D, Berkowitz BA. Same-session functional assessment of rat retina and brain with manganese-enhanced MRI. Neuroimage. 2011 Oct;58(3):749-60. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.062. Epub 2011 Jul 1. PMID:21749922.
Bissig D, Berkowitz BA. Manganese-enhanced MRI of layer-specific activity in the visual cortex from awake and free-moving rats. NeuroImage. 2009 Feb 1;44(3):627-35. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.10.013. Epub 2008 Oct 29. PMID:19015035.
Bissig D, Lustig C. Who benefits from memory training? Psychol Sci. 2007 Aug;18(8):720-6. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01966.x. PMID:17680944