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David B. Carr, MD

David B. Carr, MD, professor of medicine and of neurology, is being recognized as an outstanding clinician in the area of geriatric care, rehabilitation and dementia.

Carr graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1985 and completed his residency in internal medicine in 1988 at the Michigan State University Hospitals. He completed a geriatrics fellowship at Duke University. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1994.

Carr directs the clinical program of the Division of Geriatrics and is the medical director of both Parc Provence, a state-of-the-art facility for dementia care in West St. Louis County, and The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). He has a consultative dementia practice in the Memory Diagnostic Center at Washington University. He is consistently selected by his peers as one of the best physicians in his subspecialty practice in Best Doctors in America.

Carr has trained more than 40 geriatric fellows, 700 internal medicine residents and medical students, and many additional residents in a variety of subspecialties. Carr has received funding for his fitness-to-drive studies from the Longer Life Foundation and from the Missouri Department of Transportation. This support led to the creation of the Driving Connections Clinic at TRISL. The data generated from this work has recently led to Carr’s first funded NIH R01 grant as a co-PI, which is focused on studying preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and driving.

He was selected by the American Medical Association as chief editor of the second edition of the “Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers” and provided an evidence-based review of impaired older drivers in a 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published: 01/27/2014