R. Ryan Darby, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic

Dr. R. Ryan Darby is a board-certified behavioral neurologist and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Darby has clinical expertise in neurodegenerative diseases in older adults, including frontotemporal dementia. He is a clinician in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Division of the Department of Neurology where he evaluates and treats patients with memory disorders. Dr. Darby’s research interests focus on the neurobiological mechanisms leading to abnormal behaviors in dementia patients. Dr. Darby is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).

Dr. Darby completed medical school at Vanderbilt University and a neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Darby completed a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry clinical fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Psychiatric Hospital, and a research fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017.