Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Medical Director, Vanderbilt Hospital at Home

Chief Medical Advisor, Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Outpatient Clinical Service Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Supervising Physician, Richland Place

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty

Professional Bio

Tara Horr, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an internist who specializes in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Horr attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University. She subsequently completed fellowships in both geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Horr joined Vanderbilt in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Geriatrics. She serves as the Outpatient Clinical Services Chief for Geriatrics and oversees the skilled nursing facility program. She cares for patients at The Health Center at Richland Place.

Dr. Horr is passionate about providing care to patients in their homes and serves as the Chief Medical Advisor to Vanderbilt Home Care Services. Dr. Horr helped to launch and oversee the Covid to Home program and serves as the Medical Director for Vanderbilt Hospital at Home.


MD - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - 2010
Residency - Internal Medicine - Duke University - 2013
Fellowship - Geriatric Medicine - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2014
Fellowship - Hospice and Palliative Medicine - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2015


Articles in Refereed Journals:

Horr T., Pillai J., Messinger-Rapport B. What can a primary care physician offer an older adult with mild cognitive impairment? Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2015
Horr T., Messinger-Rapport B., Pillai J. Systematic review of strengths and limitations of randomized controlled trials for non-pharmacological interventions in mild cognitive impairment: Focus on Alzheimer’s disease. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 2015

Books, book chapters, invited review articles:

“Disease Process and Therapeutics Course Online Text: Myelodysplastic Syndromes”
Compiled information to write a chapter that was posted online as part of the course textbook 2009-2010.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

T.B. Horr, M. Davis. “Pancreatic Insufficiency: A Possible Relationship with Advanced Cancer and Chemotherapy”. Poster to be presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly 2015.
T.B. Horr, R. Dale, N. Finnegan, M. Frankel. “Ketamine: A Potential Option for Treatment-Refractory Depression in Elder Adults”. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2014.
T.B. Horr, A. Lathia, N. Gilbert, R. Factora, L. Reddy, B. Messinger-Rapport.“Efficacy of Interventions to Reduce Geriatric Caregiving Strain”. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2014.
O. Thomas, T. Horr, Y. Morrow, Q. Syed. “Collaboration with Community Partners to Improve Care for Elders”. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2014.