Team and Advisors

To me, the idea that you can go to the very end of your life with your faculties and intellectual abilities intact is the greatest reward.

Marwan N. Sabbagh, M.D.

Marwan N. Sabbagh, MD, is a renowned neurologist, clinician, researcher, and author in Alzheimer’s disease and age-related neurodegenerative diseases. He has personally experienced the effect of Alzheimer’s disease in his family, as a son-in-law and as a caregiver. Dr. Sabbagh is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a medical center uniquely dedicated to state-of-the-art care and research for people affected by neurodegenerative diseases and their families. He is also the Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health and Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Sabbagh is an early pioneer in advocating for prevention through nutrition and lifestyle changes. He is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health, and Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer's. He also helped found the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic, the first medical clinic in the U.S. dedicated to women-specific Alzheimer’s risk reduction, research, and caregiving support.

Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials. He has authored and co-authored more than 330 medical and scientific studies in Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and he serves on the editorial board for Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and BMC Neurology, as well as Editor and Chief of Neurology and Therapy. Before leading the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center, Dr. Sabbagh was Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute. He was also director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s Center for Clinical Research.

Dr. Sabbagh earned his M.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

We are privileged to have Marwan’s vision, energy, and optimism on our team – from an early age, he dedicated his career to people with Alzheimer’s and dementias, an invaluable commitment that motivates us all.

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