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Alireza Atri

MD, PhD

Director
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Sun City, AZ
Co-Leader, Biomarker Core
Arizona (NIA) Alzheimer's Disease Center
Senior Scientist, Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative
Banner Alzheimer's Institute - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Lecturer in Neurology
Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Atri is an internationally renowned cognitive neurologist, neuroscientist, clinical researcher and educator in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD). He is the Director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, AZ, and also serves on the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, MA.

Dr. Atri specializes in diagnostics, experimental therapeutics, and care of individuals with cognitive disorders and dementia, particularly individuals with early-stage impairments and early-onset AD/ADRD.

Dr. Atri holds advanced degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (PhD biomathematics); University of California, San Francisco (MD); and Harvard Medical School (MMSc). He completed an internship (medicine)/residency(neurology) at the Harvard-BWH/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) programs; post-graduate training and clinical/research fellowships at MGH/HMS (cognitive neurology and dementias), Boston University (cognitive and computational neuroscience), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT experimental therapeutics); and served on the faculty of MGH for 15 years.

Dr. Atri’s research and education focus on early detection, risk reduction, experimental therapeutics, global impact, and best care practices in AD/ADRD. Dr. Atri serves as co-chair of the US Alzheimer’s Association national best clinical practice guidelines (AADx-CPG) workgroup on the evaluation of cognitive impairment and AD/ADRD and as chair of the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Medical Scientific Advisory Panel.

He has delivered over 300 invited continuing education programs/symposia/lectures on cognitive aging and impairment and AD/ADRD worldwide, presented over 200 papers at scientific conferences, and authored more than 70 medical and scientific papers. He is co-editor of Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practices, Oxford University Press; 2014.

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