Pierre N. Tariot, MD


Banner Alzheimer's Institute
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Pierre N. Tariot, MD, is a clinician, researcher and leader at Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., serving as the director since it's inception in 2006. Dr. Tariot is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry with added qualifications in geriatrics. He was as a Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Intramural Research Program, then served as a faculty member at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is also a Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. 

Dr. Tariot's work has focused on care and study of people with and at risk for Alzheimer’s, with special emphasis on design and implementation of clinical trials for prevention and treatment, development of biomarkers, measurement and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of dementia and demonstration of effective dementia care. His experience includes conceiving, funding, and implementing single center and multicenter trials, and serving as Principal Investigator on over 50 clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias. He has published over 400 papers on these topics including those regarding studies that have led to FDA approval of new medications. He serves as co-director of the international Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API)which is credited with helping launch a new era in Alzheimer’s prevention research. Dr. Tariot also leads the Banner Dementia Care Partners, a program designed to demonstrate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of standardized care for persons with dementia in a large health care system. 

His research affiliations include the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the NIMH, and the Alzheimer’s Association and he is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  

Dr. Tariot has earned many awards throughout his career, including:

  • American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for Neuroscience
  • Arizona Geriatrics Society Geriatrician of the Year
  • National Institute of Mental Health Geriatric Mental Health Academic Award
  • UCLA Turken Research Award