The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology


Our vision is to become a center of excellence in cognitive, sensory, and motor aging research.


  • To promote successful aging and provide the highest quality research in an effort to improve quality of life for older adults.
  • To conduct research from bench to bedside to improve the health of older adults in local, national and global communities.
  • To investigate global issues and trends in disability and dementia among older adults.
  • To identify novel markers of Alzheimer’s disease that foster cutting edge interventions aimed at decreasing disability and maintaining functional independence.
  • To develop innovative and translational research tools to improve motor outcomes like balance, gait and falls.
  • To develop and test novel interventions to that promote positive aging and prevent cognitive and functional decline in older adults
  • To establish clinical, basic science, and imaging research collaborations within and outside our institution.
  • To train the next generation of students, residents, fellows and junior faculty.

Letter from the Chief 

New Developments

Verghese Gait Video Geriatrician Joe Verghese explains how subtle changes in gait can identify which patients are at risk for frailty – with the goal of preventing falls and mental decline. Dr. Verghese is chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and a professor of neurology and of medicine at Einstein. This edition of Einstein On, a research and medicine podcast, is hosted by Paul Moniz, managing director of communications and marketing at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Watch full interview