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James B. Leverenz


Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Staff Physician
Department of Neurology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dr. James B. Leverenz is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Joseph Hahn MD Endowed Chair at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Ohio. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and board-eligible in neuropathology.

As a recipient of several research endeavors, Dr. Leverenz is currently investigating dementia with Lewy bodies, the genetics and epigenetics of inflammation in traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Leverenz is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He is also a member of the Movement Disorder Society, the Parkinson Study Group, and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Leverenz has authored and contributed to numerous publications, media, and educational programs. In the past 2 years, he has served as an editor or coauthor for 5 medical textbooks. He is also on the editorial board of a medical journal and is an ad hoc reviewer for several prominent neurology journals.

Dr. Leverenz is the recipient of multiple awards, including the American Academy of Neurology’s Research Award in Geriatric Neurology and the Geriatric Academic Program Award. He is on the advisory board for the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center of Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and is on the advisory board for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, with specific focus on Parkinson’s disease.