Elder Care (Geriatrics)
Meet the Geriatrics Physicians
Joe Verghese, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Medical Education
- St. John's Medical College
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Murray D Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar in Gerontology, Professor of Neurology & Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Chief, Divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging (Neurology) and Geriatrics (Medicine)
Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS, is Chief, Division of Cognitive and Motor Aging and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at Montefiore. He is the founding Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for the Aging Brain, an interdisciplinary cognitive assessment center. He is also Professor of Neurology and Medicine at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Verghese’s clinical focus is dementia and cognitive impairment.
In 1989, Dr. Verghese received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at St. John’s Medical College in India. Dr. Verghese obtained his Membership in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (M.R.C.P.I) in 1994. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Verghese trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During this time, he completed a residency in neurology, becoming Chief Resident in his final year, as well as two fellowships---one in aging and dementia and one in neurophysiology.He then attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he received his Master of Science with distinction in clinical research methods in 2001.
Expanding on his clinical specialties, Dr. Verghese’s research focuses on the effects of disease and aging on mobility and cognition in older adults. His work has been published in over 200 peer-reviewed journals, books and medical articles.
In 2010 and 2018, Dr. Verghese was named Mentor of the Year in the Clinical Research Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Verghese is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, the American Neurological Association, American Geriatrics Society and the National Clinical Research Forum.