Cognitive Disorders

The Vanderbilt Cognitive Disorders Program treats problems with memory, reasoning and orientation. If you or a family member is experiencing these symptoms, it might be due to a cognitive disorder. We’ll identify the problem and create a treatment plan to address it with you and your family.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to cognitive disorders, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Lealani Mae Y. Acosta
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Lealani Mae Y. AcostaMD, MPH

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Daniel O. Claassen

Daniel O. ClaassenMD

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences
Ryan Darby
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4.7

Ryan DarbyIII, MD

    Neurology
Howard S. Kirshner
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4.7

Howard S. KirshnerMD

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Vascular Neurology
Katherine E. Mcdonell
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4.8

Katherine E. McdonellMD

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Laura Brown Coulam

Laura Brown CoulamPhD

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Katherine Gifford

Katherine GiffordPsy.D.

    Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, General Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry
Harry E. Gwirtsman
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4.8

Harry E. GwirtsmanMD

    Adult Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Disease, Psychiatry
Paul A. Newhouse

Paul A. NewhouseMD

    Alzheimer's Disease, Psychiatry
William M. Petrie
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William M. PetrieMD, BA

    Alzheimer's Disease, Depression, Psychiatry
Tammy Loyd
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Tammy LoydPA

    Neurology

Why Choose Cognitive Disorders Care at Vanderbilt

  • Experienced doctors

    Our doctors are board certified in neurology, and our neuropsychologists are board certified in neuropsychology. They are active in cognitive disorder research. You can be confident in their knowledge of the latest treatments and therapies.

  • Team approach

    We bring together many specialists to cover all aspects of your condition, from physical to psychological needs. Our cognitive disorders team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and nutritionists.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

  • Innovative research and treatment options

    Our doctors are actively involved in ongoing cognitive disorders research, including studies related to Alzheimer’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). These research efforts play a critical role in our commitment to finding more effective treatments for all types of cognitive disorders.

  • Online health portal

    We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Medication
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    Neuropsychological evaluation
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    Occupational therapy
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    Physical therapy
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    Social work support
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    Speech and language pathology

Locations (4)

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:Closed
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24100
Nashville, TN 37204
2220 Pierce Avenue, Suite B1053
Nashville, TN 37232
1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212

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