Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., professor


Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units and introduced the concept of structured palliative care for patients with advanced dementia. He is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care and was recently an invited speaker in Southeast Asia and Australia. He has published more than 200 articles and chapters and edited four books on the clinical management of dementia.


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