About

OFFICE PHONE/FAX: (623) 832-6500/ 832-6504
E-MAIL: doc@marwansabbaghmd.com
CURRENT POSITION: Director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Director of Clinical Research, Senior Scientist of the Haldeman Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Research Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Steering Committee Member of the NIH sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

Associate Director
Clinical Core
Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center

PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor (2000-2004)
Department of Neurosciences
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CAAssistant Professor (1997-2000)
Department of Neurosciences and Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CAClinical Instructor (1995-1997)
Department of Neurosciences
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Associate Director (1997-2000)
Neuroscience Center at Alvarado Hospital
San Diego, CA

Attending Physician (1995-2000)
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Staff Physician (1995-2000)
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice (1998-2000)
Western College of Pharmacy
Pomona, CA

Volunteer Physician (1995-2000)
St Vincent De Paul Medical Clinic
San Diego, CA

Volunteer Physician (2000-2005)
St. Vincent De Paul Clinic
Phoenix, AZ

Staff Neurologist (2003-2007) Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Phoenix, AZVisiting Scientist
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZAdjunct Professor
College of Nursing
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Adjunct Professor (2003-2008)
Physician Assistant, Osteopathic and Podiatry Programs
Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

Chief Medical-Scientific Officer and Research Medical Director (2008-2011)
Banner-Sun Health Research Institute
Sun City, AZ

Clinical Instructor Geriatric Fellowship Program.
Sun Health/ St Joseph’s Hospitals
Phoenix, AZ
Board of Directors Chairman of Medical-Scientific Advisory Committee
Desert Southwest Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association
Phoenix, AZCo-Director
Clinical Therapeutics Core
Arizona Alzheimer’s Registry
Arizona Alzheimer’s ConsortiumChairman-Scientific Advisory Board
Amerisciences Incorporated
Houston, TX
TRAINING: Fellowship (Geriatric Neurology & Dementia) 1995-1997
Department of Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, CaliforniaResidency (Neurology) 1992-1995
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TexasInternship (Internal Medicine) 1991-1992
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
EDUCATION: M.D. – University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1991
B.A. – University of California – Berkeley, 1987
HONORS/AWARDS: Student Summer Fellow, Arizona Cancer Society, 1988
Student Representative to the Western Federation of Clinical Research, University of Arizona, 1990
Allistair Karmody Award Finalist, 1991
Travel Fellowship Award Recipient, American Neurological Association, 1996
Peter F Drucker Award Co-recipient, 1998
Dystonia Doctor of Excellence, San Diego County, 2000
Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who #172142, 2001
Arizona Business Journal, Healthcare Hero Finalist 2004
Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology 2004
BOARDS: Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1992, Certificate #407526
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996,
Certificate # 43257, Recertified in 2007
Certified Clinical Research Investigator #03-F052
Diplomate of the UCNS Board of Geriatric Neurology
LICENSES: Arizona Medical License, 1994 (AZ#22378)
California Medical License, 1995 (CA#G081740)
Medicare UPIN#G13648
AHCCCS#540113
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, AZ
MEMBERSHIPS: American Medical Association, 1988-1993
American Federation of Clinical Research, 1988-1991
American College of Physicians, 1991-1997
American Academy of Neurology, 1992-Present
San Diego Neurological Society, 1995-2000
Society for Neuroscience, 1997- 2005
Arizona Geriatric Society 2001-Present
Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2001-present
EDITOR FOR: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (associate editor)
Clinical Neurology News (editorial board)
Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders (editorial board)
BMC Neurology (section editor dementia)
American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (editorial board)