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Gary Small

Gary Small

M.D. – Member, Nutrition Advisory Board


Dr. Gary Small is a member of the Nutrition Advisory Board. He also serves as chair of the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Hackensack University and Medical Center and as physician-in-chief for Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health system.

Previously, Dr. Small was a professor of psychiatry and aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.* He was also the director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Semel Institute and the UCLA Longevity Center.

Named one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology by Scientific American, he has been at the forefront of research on age-related cognitive decline and mental illness. Dr. Small has authored over 500 scientific publications and has appeared frequently on “Today,” “Good Morning America,” PBS and CNN. He has coauthored 12 popular books with his wife Gigi Vorgan, including the New York Times bestseller, “The Memory Bible.”

Dr. Small is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of USC Keck School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Children’s Hospital and Adult Medical Center in San Francisco, a general psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He enjoys working out and using SKIN Protective Moisturizer® and Liftoff®.

*The University of California does not endorse specific products or services as a matter of policy.