Chad completed a bachelors of science in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, followed by M.D, Ph.D. training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for internal medicine internship, neurology residency and fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry in the Emory University School of Medicine. After fellowship, he joined the Emory faculty and has maintained an active role in seeing patients with neurodegenerative disorders and participating in clinical trials as well as an active research program to understand the basic cellular mechanisms that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other neurodegenerative disorders.
He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and subspecialty certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.