Dr. Demetrius M. Maraganore


Titles & Roles

Chair of the Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology
Herbert J. Harvey, Jr. Chair in Neurosciences
Co-director of the Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences
Tulane University School of Medicine


Dr. Maraganore’s passion is helping patients to achieve successful brain aging by preventing cognitive decline and dementia. His recent research studies relate to 1) quality improvement and practice-based research in neurology using the electronic medical record (EMR); 2)  utilizing data from the EMR to predict Alzheimer’s and dementia risk; and 3) understanding resistance, resilience, and repair in the healthspan (“over 90’s study”).  His clinical practice is in brain health (primary prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in at-risk persons) and the evaluation and management of memory disorders (including mild cognitive impairment and dementia).

Dr. Maraganore is the past BJ and Eve Wilder Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease at the University of Florida, and recent founder and Director of the University of Florida Brain Health Program. Before the University of Florida, he was the Chair of Neurology at NorthShore University Health System and the Mayo Clinic Chair of the Division of Movement Disorders. 

A Chicago native, Dr. Maraganore received his Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree at Northwestern University.  He then completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was then the Honorary Clinical and Research Fellow in Movement Disorders to Professor C. David Marsden at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England.


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Covington: 985-951-3222 (fax a referral to 985-951-3223)