Professor Victor Villemagne

Professor Villemagne, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh.

Victor graduated Cum-Laude (1983) from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine in 1984 and continued his post-graduate studies at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, later furthered at NIDA, NIH, and at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2003, he has performed several preclinical and clinical Aβ and tau imaging studies. His research involves national and international collaborations and is regularly invited to present his research at international meetings. He has authored or co-authored several book chapters, requested reviews, and more than 300 original research publications. He has received the de-Leon Prize in Neuroimaging (USA,2013), the Clark Award for the Advancement in the Field of Human Amyloid Imaging, (USA,2014), and the Kuhl-Lassen award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA,2018). Since 2016, he has been recognized as one of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds based on his citations being in the top 1% in the world in the field of Neuroscience.

Forefront Group:

  • Dominantly Inherited Non-Alzheimer Dementias (DINAD) Research Group
  • Austin Health Positron Emission Tomography Centre Research Group

Affiliate Organisations

University of Melbourne
Austin Health


  • Medical Doctor

Specific Skills:

  • Analysis and interpretation of molecular neuroimaging studies