Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., board-certified neurologist and geriatric neurologist, hopes to work himself out of a job. Considered as one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia, he is the director of Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his entire career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
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 for 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 almost 250 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. Dr Sabbagh has authored, The Alzheimer’s Answer, the book’s forward was written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence Based Care. His new book The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 recipes to better Brain Health is due to be released shortly. He has edited Geriatric Neurology published in 2014.
Dr Sabbagh is also the Director of Clinical Research at BSHRI and Senior Scientist for the Haldeman Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics. In addition to his clinical work and private practice in Sun City, Dr. Sabbagh is associate director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, a clinical instructor in the Banner/St. Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, He is a Research Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.
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 his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of medicine and a completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the UCSD School of Medicine.