Jeffrey Nicholas Browndyke

Jeffrey Nicholas Browndyke

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

External Address: 
Durham VA Box 116-A, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Internal Office Address: 
Durham VA Box 116-A, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Browndyke is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Health & Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.  He has a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Browndyke's research interests involve the use of advanced neurocognitive and neuroimaging techniques for perioperative contributions to delirium and later dementia risk, monitoring of late-life neuropathological disease progression, and intervention/treatment outcomes.  His research also involves novel telehealth methods for remote neurocognitive evaluation and implementation of non-invasive neuromodulatory techniques to assist in postoperative recovery and dementia risk reduction.

Dr. Browndyke's clinical expertise is focused upon geriatric neuropsychology with an emphasis in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia and related disorders in adults and US veteran patient populations.

Education & Training

  • Psychology Fellowship Program, Psychology, Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School 2000 - 2003

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 2001

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Berger, Miles, et al. “Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Minding the Gaps in Our Knowledge of a Common Postoperative Complication in the Elderly.Anesthesiol Clin, vol. 33, no. 3, Sept. 2015, pp. 517–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.008. Full Text

Berger, Miles, et al. “Intraoperative Glycemic Control to Prevent Delirium after Cardiac Surgery: Steering a Course between Scylla and Charybdis.Anesthesiology, vol. 122, no. 6, June 2015, pp. 1186–88. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000670. Full Text

Kron, Irving L., et al. “Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, vol. 149, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 752-61.e1. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.120. Full Text

Smith, Peter K., et al. “Surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.N Engl J Med, vol. 371, no. 23, Dec. 2014, pp. 2178–88. Pubmed, doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1410490. Full Text

Hayden, Kathleen M., et al. “Pre-clinical cognitive phenotypes for Alzheimer disease: a latent profile approach.Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 11, Nov. 2014, pp. 1364–74. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2013.07.008. Full Text

Browndyke, Jeffrey N., and Joseph P. Mathew. “Neurological injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: are the trees falling silently or is our hearing impaired?Circ Cardiovasc Interv, vol. 6, no. 6, Dec. 2013, pp. 599–601. Pubmed, doi:10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.113.001017. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mathew, Joseph P., et al. “Intraoperative magnesium administration does not improve neurocognitive function after cardiac surgery.Stroke, vol. 44, no. 12, Dec. 2013, pp. 3407–13. Pubmed, doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.002703. Full Text