Alan J. Lerner, MD
Director, Brain Health and Memory Center, Neurological Endowed Chair in Memory and Cognition,
Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Alan J. Lerner is originally from Long Island and he obtained his undergraduate degree from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and M.D. from the Cornell University Medical School in New York City. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He then completed a Residency in Neurology (1988-1991) and Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University (1991-1993).
He is currently a Neurologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He holds the Neurological Institute endowed chair in memory and cognition, and is Professor of Neurology in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lerner is a Behavioral Neurologist with almost three decades experience in treating memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, and related disorders. He is active in conducting clinical research studies focusing on new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. Current studies include new dementia prevention studies both by risk factor reduction and use of experimental medications.
Dr. Lerner also leads the clinical core of the Cleveland Alzheimer’s disease Research center, a collaborative effort of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland VA medical center and University Hospitals. The Cleveland AD research center focuses on the heterogeneity of dementia and is supported by the National Institute of Aging, and is one of 33 such centers in the United States. He has written published extensively in the areas of general Neurology, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.