Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.


Director, NIA - Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center

Director, NIA - ORCATECH - Oregon Center for Aging & Technology

Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering



Dr. Kaye is Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA - Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center at OHSU and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He also directs ORCATECH - the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology. Dr. Kaye's research program has focused over the past two decades on the question of why some individuals remain protected from dementia at advanced ages while others succumb at much earlier times. In order to answer this question he has emphasized the high-risk population of people age 85 years or older (the "oldest old"). The centerpiece of his studies has been the ongoing Oregon Brain Aging Study, established in 1989. He currently leads a large NIH study using ubiquitous, unobtrusive technologies for assessment of elders in their homes to detect changes signaling cognitive decline is imminent.

Dr. Kaye received his medical degree from New York Medical College and trained in neurology at Boston University.  He completed a fellowship in brain aging at the National Institute on Aging. He moved to Oregon in 1989 to develop the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Program. Dr. Kaye has received the Charles Dolan Hatfield Research Award for his work. He is listed in Best Doctors in America. He serves on many national and international panels and review boards in the field of geriatrics and neurology, neurology including as a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services and Technology (CAST) and chair of the Working Group on Technology for the National Alzheimer's Association. He is an author on over 200 scientific publications and holds several grant awards from federal agencies, national foundations and industrial sponsors.


Amherst College:  BA 1976

New York Medical College:  M.D. 1980


Phone:  503 494-6976

Email:  kaye@ohsu.edu