College of Health Professions

Jacob Mintzer, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Mintzer is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and a staff physician at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System. He is a Subject Matter Expert for the Ralph H. Johnson VA National Institute for Brain Health as well as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and an honorary professor at the University of Exeter in the UK. He is the former Executive Director of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare System Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute. At MUSC, he developed the Geriatric Psychiatry and Alzheimer’s Research Program in 1991, which includes inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services as well as a fellowship program. Dr. Mintzer has been involved in clinical research on Alzheimer’s disease for the last 20 years and is author of over 230 peer-reviewed research articles. He is the former President of the International Psychogeriatric Association, founding board member of the AARP supported Global Council on Brain Health, board member of the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association, and former member of the Alzheimer’s Association (national) Public Policy Committee. He is also the former treasurer of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Mintzer has devoted most of his career to the understanding and the development of treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia.