Lealani Mae Y. Acosta, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Lealani Mae Y. Acosta is a board-certified behavioral neurologist and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Acosta has clinical expertise in neurodegenerative diseases in aging adults. She is a clinician in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Division of the Department of Neurology where she evaluates and treats patients with memory loss symptoms. Dr. Acosta serves as a study physician for the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project and the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  

Dr. Acosta completed medical school at University of Virginia School of Medicine, a neurology residency at University of Virginia Health System, and a behavioral neurology fellowship at University of Florida. Dr. Acosta completed a Master of Public Health degree at Vanderbilt University. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2013.