Leadership

The Montefiore Hudson Valley CEAD is led by a team of senior clinicians with many years of experience diagnosing and caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Program Directors/Principal Investigators:

Jessica Zwerling, MD, MS, is Associate Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for the Aging Brain, and Director of Clinical Neurology at the Einstein Aging Study. She is the director of the Montefiore-Einstein Memory Disorders Center; the director of the UCSN accredited Geriatric Neurology Fellowship; and the head of the Neurodegenerative Clinical Trials Program. She is a board certified neurologist and a board certified neuromuscular specialist and is an associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Barry Jordan, MD, MPH, is the director of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service and Assistant Medical Director of Neurorehabilitation at the hospital. He has been involved in the diagnosis and management of AD/D for over 30 years. In addition to diagnosing primary neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and vascular dementia, he is a recognized expert on the diagnosis and management of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He is board certified in Neurology and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Advisory Board Leadership:

Joe Verghese, MB, MS, is Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Chief of the integrated divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging and Geriatrics and the founding Director of the CAB. His research interest is the effects of disease and aging on mobility and cognition in older adults, and he served on the Alzheimer’s Association panel that recommended cognitive screening instruments for the Medicare Wellness Visit. Dr. Verghese is board certified in Neurology.

Amy Ehrlich, MD, is Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Montefiore and Medical Director of Montefiore Home Care. She has been involved in program design and development in geriatrics education for medical students, residents and fellows. Her research topics include screening for mild cognitive impairment and dementia in ethnically and racially diverse primary care settings, and she is the Principal Investigator for Montefiore’s participation in NYU’s HRSA grant. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.