Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Einstein
Murray D. Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar in Gerontology, Einstein
Director, Division of Cognitive & Motor Aging, Department of Neurology, Einstein
Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Verghese is an expert on aging who assesses how diseases and aging affect cognitive ability and mobility in older adults. Among his current projects, he is studying whether brain stimulating activities can reduce the risk of dementia. He is also studying if divided attention tasks, such as walking while talking, can predict outcomes such as disability and cognitive decline.
Dr. Verghese serves as clinical director of the NIH-funded Einstein Aging Study, a longitudinal aging study examining both normal aging and the special challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders involving cognitive decline. He is a recipient of the Beeson award from the National Institute on Aging and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society. He is also a member of the working group with the National Alzheimer’s Association.