Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN

Professor of Neurology, Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division, Barrow Neurological Institute

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN, board-certified neurologist and geriatric neurologist, joined Quince Therapeutics’ Board of Directors in March 2022. Considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia, Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. He is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials and is currently Professor of Neurology, Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital. Previously, he was the Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Before joining the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic, he was at the Barrow Neurological Institute where he served for three years, and prior to that, he was the director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Phoenix for 15 years.

Dr. Sabbagh is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s and Dementia TRCI. He also is editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy. He has authored and co-authored more than 400 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. Dr. Sabbagh is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, with foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. He edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence Based Care and Geriatric Neurology, published in 2014, Fighting for my Life: living in the shadow of Alzheimer’s disease, published in 2019, and his latest book titled Strong Heart, Sharp Mind was recently released in January 2022. He has been recognized with numerous awards and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology since 2004.

Dr. Sabbagh holds a B.S. in Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he served on the faculty as assistant professor.

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