Riley McCarten, MD


Academic Title

Associate Professor

Clinical Title

Staff Neurologist, VAMC


Medical School
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fellowship in Neurology
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contact Info


Office Phone Number

Office Fax Number

Office Address
Geriatric Research, Education and
  Clinical Center (GRECC) - 11G
Veterans Affairs Health Care System One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Mailing Address
Same as office address

More Information

Bio Statement

Dr. McCarten is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. He is primarily affiliated with the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, where he serves as the Medical Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and sees patients with various forms of dementia. Dr. McCarten is also the Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Memory Clinic and the Associate Director of the University of Minnesota N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care.

Research Interests

Dr. McCarten's research is focused on all aspects of Alzheimer's disease.

Research Projects

Dr. McCarten was recently the Principal Investigator of a Veterans Affairs cooperative study entitled “A Randomized Clinical Trial of Vitamin E and Memantine in Alzheimer's Disease”.