Who We Are


Dr. John Dougherty, is a recognized leader in the evaluation, treatment and management of patients with memory loss. He has spent more than 35 years in neurology, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

In 2004, he co-founded Medical Interactive Education (Medinteract), a health education organization that provides the latest research and information about brain wellness as well as computerized cognitive screening.

Dr. Dougherty has served as Co-director of the Brain and Spine Institute at the UT Medical Center and today is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in neurology at UT. Over the past decade he has published numerous articles on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Dougherty and his associates see more than 3,000 patients with cognitive impairment and are involved in multiple clinical trials.

Dr. Dougherty earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He trained in neurology at Cornell University New York Hospital and completed a two-year fellowship at Cornell in cerebrovascular disease.

Andrew Dougherty is co-founder of Medical Interactive Education and the COGselftest.  He studied finance and information systems at Tulane University and received his M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and in innovation and entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He works as a consultant for a national venture capital fund, assisting in developing financial models, business plans, and market strategies. He has worked with several startup companies with experience in multiple industries. Additionally, he developed and implemented the plan for creating the COGselftest, a computer based cognitive screening test.  Andrew started his research and interest in Alzheimer’s disease by volunteering at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee day care program.  He then went on to work in the Brain Bank at the University of Tennessee researching the epidemiology behind Alzheimer’s disease.   He has given numerous talks on screening and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease throughout the community.