Daniel I. Kaufer, MD

Associate Professor
Division Chief, Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders
Director, UNC Memory Disorders Program
Co-Director, Carolina Alzheimer’s Network


Clinical Interests

Memory disorders, mild cognitive impairment/alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration/primary progressive aphasia, dementias, Lewy body dementias, late sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury, normal-pressure hydrocephalus.

Clinical Research Interests

Clinical assessment of meta-cognitive and neuropsychiatric phenomena in MCI and dementia, structural and functional imaging in dementia differential diagnosis, clinical informatics and classification of cognitive disorders, translational research for dementia in primary care, experimental therapeutics for cognitive/neurodegenerative disorders


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology); 1995; recertification, 2005
  • United Council for Neurological Specialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry), 2008


MD, University Of Wisconsin

Internship, Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Neurology

Fellowship, Behavioral/Geriatric Neurology
University of California at Los Angeles


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