Soo Borson, MD

Adjunct Investigator

Geriatric Psychiatry


Dr. Soo Borson is an internationally recognized expert in dementia detection and care and an adjunct investigator with the Department of Research & Evaluation. She is well known for the Mini-Cog, a simple screening tool for clinically important cognitive impairment that is specifically designed for primary care and other non-specialty settings. It is included among the validated cognitive assessment tools identified by the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is widely used in clinical care and research around the world.  

Dr. Borson co-leads the CDC-funded BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Early Detection of Dementia, is Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Keck USC School of Medicine, and collaborates widely on dementia and caregiving research and training projects.  

Areas of Focus

  • Dementia screening and care
  • Late-life cognitive and mood disorders in patients with neurodegenerative diseases


Residency, Psychiatry
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Fellowship, Geropsychiatry
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California