Memory Disorders Center

The Memory Disorders Programs at Johns Hopkins provide comprehensive, compassionate and timely diagnosis and treatment to people with a variety of memory disorders. We are concerned with all aspects of care, from diagnosis and treatment to improving care and developing new therapies through research in brain imaging and laboratory studies. Our team includes specialists in neurology, psychiatry and geriatric medicine, who work closely to provide state-of-the art care. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients living with memory disorders.

Our Specialty Programs

There are several clinical programs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. Each program is led by an outstanding clinician with many years of experience in clinical care.

Memory-Related Conditions We Treat

There are many causes of memory disorders. Some develop suddenly and stay the same over time, while others progress. These disorders were untreatable 50 years ago. Now some treatments are available and better ones are on the horizon. Learn more about these conditions in our Health section:


  • Korsakoff's Syndrome
  • Transient Global Amnesia (TGA)

Our Team

Peter V. Rabins, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Peter V. Rabins, M.D.

Research Areas

Our research program in memory disorders seeks to improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of disease and accelerate early diagnosis, so that novel treatments can be implemented at the point in the disease process when they are most likely to be effective. We also seek to understand more about modifiable health and life-style changes that influence risk for disease. Our researchers also conduct clinical trials of some of the most promising strategies.

Patient Resources

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