Laura L. Dugan, MD

Professor of Medicine
Abram C. Shmerling Chair in Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Laura L. Dugan is a geriatrician and the Abram C. Shmerling Chair of Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Dugan has clinical expertise in neurodegenerative diseases and evaluates patients in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Dugan’s research interests focus on neuronal injury and the role inflammation may play in brain aging and neurodegeneration. Dr. Dugan is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and serves as the Associate Director of Translational Neuroscience and is a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).  

Dr. Dugan completed medical school at The Ohio State University, an internal medicine residency at University of California San Francisco, and an endocrinology, gerontology, and metabolism fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2014.