Gregory Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Cooper, a neurologist and accomplished memory disorders researcher, is leading the new Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center

Gregory Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist and accomplished memory disorders researcher, has joined Norton Healthcare as medical director of the new Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center.

Dr. Cooper was most recently medical director of memory care for Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky, his hometown. He is a faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Cooper is developing the Memory Center.

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“The great opportunity, resources, support and commitment to creating a clinic with a care philosophy the way I want to do it is really a great opportunity,” Dr. Cooper said of the move to Norton Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Cooper attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine before completing his residency and fellowship in behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience in 1999 at the University of Iowa, where he worked with neuroscientist and author Antonio Damasio, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Cooper received his doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the University of Kentucky in 1992.

In addition to publishing work in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Cooper has been an active investigator on many clinical trials.

About the Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center

The Memory Center provides evaluation and care for patients with symptoms of memory loss, which can include trouble learning new things, concentrating or making decisions that affect everyday life. It offers ongoing care for those currently experiencing symptoms suggestive of an underlying dementia or related condition such as:

  • Mild cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Primary progressive aphasia
  • Frontotemporal degeneration

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