Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., board-certified neurologist and geriatric neurologist, hopes to work himself out of a job. Considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, he is the new director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division and Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his entire career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Read more about Dr. Sabbagh at Barrow Neurological Institute
Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials, including Alzheimer immunotherapy studies. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, Current Alzheimer’s Research, American Journal of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and BMC Neurology. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. Dr Sabbagh authored The Alzheimer’s Answer—the book’s forward was written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. Dr. Sabbagh edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence Based Care, and Geriatric Neurology.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sabbagh is associate director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center and a Research Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Dr. Sabbagh is also Editor-in-Chief of the Neurology and Therapy journal, an international, open access, peer-reviewed, rapid publication journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality preclinical, clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the discovery, development, and use of neurological and psychiatric therapies, including devices.
Dr. Sabbagh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed a 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. Before joining the faculty of Barrow Neurological Institute, he was with the Banner Sun Health Research Institute for 15 years.