Pierre N Tariot


Internal Medicine / Psychiatry, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Assistant Director
Director, Memory Disorders Center
Research Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Dr. Tariot is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College who attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and is Board Certified in both specialties, with added qualifications in geriatrics. He served as a Fellow at the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health. In 1986, he joined the faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center, achieving the rank of Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Neurology, and Aging and Developmental Biology; while there, he served as Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Director of Psychiatry at Monroe Community Hospital, and Director of the University of Rochester component of the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study. Since 2006, he has been at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, where he serves as Director. Dr. Tariot has investigated, and lectured extensively on, multiple aspects of diagnosis, therapy and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, and has published over 250 papers on these topics. He has served as author for several studies that have led to FDA approval of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. He has led efforts to refine our ability to measure behavioral changes in dementia and contributed to large multicenter trials of a range of treatments for these neuropsychiatric features. He has participated in efforts to identify novel therapies for Alzheimer’s as well as novel clinical trials methods for studying them. Together with his colleague and friend, Eric Reiman, he serves as co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, an NIH-funded international program to study experimental therapies that may delay or even prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at high imminent risk. Dr. Tariot leads the Banner “Dementia Care Initiative,” a program designed to demonstrate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of standardized care for persons with dementia in a large health care system. He now has an appointment as Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has earned several awards for his research, including the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for Neuroscience, an NIMH Geriatric Mental Health Academic Award, the 2005 UCLA Turken Award, and was named the 2012 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society. Dr. Tariot’s research affiliations include the National Institute of Mental Health, the New York State Department of Health, Arizona Department of Health, the National Institute on Aging, the Institute for Mental Health Research, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Phone: (602) 839-6967
E-mail: Pierre.tariot@bannerhealth.com