Diana R. Kerwin, M.D.

Dr. Diana Kerwin, MDDr. Diana Kerwin is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisc., and completed residency and Geriatric Medicine fellowship training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill.

Prior to founding Texas Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders, Dr. Kerwin was assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern. She was part of the Northwestern University, National Institute on Aging funded, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she had oversight of clinical trials and clinical research for the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She also served on the national Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Studies Steering Committee, as chair of the Medical Safety committee for the LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders) study and as the academic partner on several community initiatives to improve the care of senior adults with dementia in underserved areas.

Dr. Kerwin’s areas of research and clinical interests include the identification of risk markers and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. She has lectured extensively on cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a member of the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association and is the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association-Dallas Chapter. Her award-winning research on the relationship between obesity and memory function in women has been featured in TIME Magazine and The Boston Globe, and on local and national news programs including the BBC. Her research has also garnered her recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association (Young Investigator Award) and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (Dr. Judith Stitt Faculty Scholar Award). In 2006 she received the T. Franklin Williams Research Scholar award, a competitive national award for her research investigating the effects of body weight and vascular risk factors on the development of cognitive decline and dementia.