Dr. Rubin is the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern.  He graduated from New Jersey Medical School in 1982 and completed his residency training in internal medicine in 1985 at UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals (Parkland Memorial and the Dallas Veterans Administration).  He joined the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern in 1985 and became the lead physician in a health services research trial sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation studying the effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment.  He is the Director of the Mildred Wyatt and Ivor P. Wold Center for Geriatric Care and holds the Margaret and Trammell Crow Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s and Geriatrics Research, the Seymour Eisenberg Distinguished Professorship in Geriatric Medicine, Katy Sinor and Kay Pritchard Professorship in Medical Education Honoring Donald W. Seldin, M.D. and the Walsdorf Professorship in Geriatric Research.  He is actively involved in patient care, teaching and research. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals in the areas of comprehensive geriatric assessment, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and medical education. 


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