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Marc Agronin, MD

Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Research, Miami Jewish Health; Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Marc E. Agronin, MD, is a board-certified Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist and the author of the acclaimed book How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old (2011). Dr. Agronin joined the staff of the Miami Jewish Health Systems (MJHS), Florida’s largest not-for-profit long-term care provider, in 1999, serving as the Director of mental health services and the founding Director of the memory center and Alzheimer’s clinical research program. In 2015, Dr. Agronin was promoted to Vice President for Behavioral Health and Clinical Research at MJHS. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard University, summa cum laude, and the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Harvard University’s McLean Hospital and then a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Agronin is the 2008 recipient of the “Clinician of the Year” award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a two-time finalist for the Health Care Heroes Award by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and in 2013 he was the recipient of the Excellence in Research and Education Award by Leading Age, a national organization representing 6,000 not-for-profit organizations from across the entire field of aging services.

Dr. Agronin is a national expert in Alzheimer’s disease and other geriatric mental health issues, and runs both a memory center and Florida’s largest Alzheimer’s clinical research program. In addition to How We Age, he is the author of eight other books and hundreds of articles, including Therapy with Older Clients: Key Strategies for Success (2010), Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2nd Edition (2011; co-editor) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition (2014). His new book is The Dementia Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders (2015). Dr. Agronin has been published in the New York Times and Scientific American Mind, and writes regular blogs on aging and retirement issues for the Wall Street Journal as part of the Experts panel.


My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 19

10:45am CDT