Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Professor of Medicine
Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity

Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins is a board-certified geriatrician and a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wilkins has clinical expertise in cognitive impairment, frailty, and depression and sees patients in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Wilkins' research interests focus on developing and testing methods of patient and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on populations often underrepresented in research, including African American older adults in Alzheimer’s disease research. Dr. Wilkins is an Associate Director for the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).  

Dr. Wilkins completed medical school at Howard University, an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, and a geriatric medicine fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wilkins also completed a master’s degree in clinical investigation at Washington University. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2012.