Daniel Varon, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Mary Anne Hall

Education & Training

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia Medicine
Medical University of South CarolinaPsychiatry and Neurology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurology)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Member, American Academy of Neurology

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Varon D, Barker W, Loewenstein D, Greig M, Bohorquez A, Santos I, Shen Q, Harper M, Vallejo-Luces T, Duara R; Visual rating and volumetric measurement of medial temporal atrophy in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) cohort: baseline diagnosis and the prediction of MCI outcome. Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;30(2):192-200.
  2. Duara R, Loewenstein DA, Shen Q, Barker W, Varon D, Greig MT, Curiel R, Agron J, Santos I, Potter H. The utility of age-specific cut-offs for visual rating of medial temporal atrophy in classifying Alzheimer's disease, MCI and cognitively normal elderly subjects. Front Aging Neurosci. 2013 Sep 18;5:47.
  3. Loewenstein DA, Greig MT, Schinka JA, Barker W, Shen Q, Potter E, Raj A, Brooks L, Varon D, Schoenberg M, Banko J, Potter H, Duara R. An investigation of PreMCI: Subtypes and longitudinal outcomes. Alzheimers Dement. 2012 May;8(3):172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2011.03.002.
  4. Duara R, Loewenstein DA, Shen Q, Barker W, Potter E, Varon D, Heurlin K, Vandenberghe R, Buckley C. Amyloid positron emission tomography with (18)F-flutemetamol and structural magnetic resonance imaging in the classification of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2012 Nov 22.doi:pii: S1552-5260(12)00025-8.
  5. Varon D, Loewenstein DA, Potter E, Greig MT et al. Minimal Atrophy of the Entorhinal Cortex and Hippocampus: Progression of Cognitive Impairment. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011;31(4):276-83.

Clinical Interests

Neurocognitive disorders; Neuropsychiatry; Geriatric psychiatry
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Andreescu C, Varon D. Amnestic Disorders and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Editors: Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock, Pedro Ruiz. Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. Philadelphia :Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017.
  2. Andreescu C, Varon D. New research on anxiety disorders in the elderly and an update on evidence-based treatments. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Jul;17(7):53.
  3. Duara R, Loewenstein DA, Wright C, Crocco E, Varon D. Mild Cognitive Impairment. Quinn JF Editor. Dementia. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014: 75-95.Duara R, Loewenstein DA, Wright C, Crocco E, Varon D. Mild Cognitive Impairment. Quinn JF Editor. Dementia. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014: 75-95.