Kirk R. Daffner

Dr. Daffner is founder and chief of the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Under his leadership, the division has become a nationally recognized center of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research within the field of behavioral neurology and dementia. The division consists of neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, social workers and rehabilitation specialists. This multidisciplinary approach helps to ensure that patients are accurately diagnosed and are offered the most comprehensive treatment strategies available. The division has fostered the growth of several related clinical research laboratories in ERPs, fMRI, and neuropsychology that are investigating memory, attention, and executive functioning in aging and dementia. They have developed a state-of-the-art Clinical Trials Center that supports National Institutes of Health-sponsored, industry-sponsored, and investigator-initiated translational research of dementia. Dr. Daffner is a graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Medical School, where he is an associate professor of neurology. He has published extensively on the neurological underpinnings of executive functions, on factors that may contribute to successful cognitive aging, and on the early diagnosis of AD.

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