Craig D. Rubin, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and polypharmacy.

Dr. Rubin earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in geriatric medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1985.

Dr. Rubin’s research focuses on geriatrics, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related osteoporosis. He has received significant grant support for his research and published numerous academic articles.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Geriatrics Society, for which he also serves as a representative on the AMA House of Delegates. Additionally, he is a member of several other professional organizations, including the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs and the American College of Physicians.


Medical School
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School (1982)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1983), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1985), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Age-Related Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia
  • Alzheimer's Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Primary Care of Alzheimer Disease.
Rubin CD Am J Med Sci 2006 332(6) 314-333
Differential activation on fMRI of monozygotic twins discordant for AD
Lipton AM, McColl R, Cullum CM, Allen G, Ringe WK, Bonte FJ, McDonald E, Rubin CD Neurology May 2003 60 1713-1716
Treating a patient with the Werner syndrome and osteoporosis with recombinant human insulin-like growth factor
Rubin CD, Reed B, Sakhaee K, Pak CYC Ann Intern Med 1994 121(9) 665-668

Honors & Awards

  • Margaret and Trammell Crow Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Research
  • Seymour Eisenberg Distinguished Professor in Geriatric Medicine
  • Walsdorf Professor Professorship in Geriatrics Research
  • Fellow American Geriatrics Society
  • Fellow American College of Physicians

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Texas Geriatrics Society
  • Texas Medical Association