Clinical Core Leader

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

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Dr. Lerner is a graduate of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and 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 Director of the Brain Health and Memory Center at the Neurological Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He holds the Neurological Institute endowed chair in memory and cognition, and is Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is one of the founders of the Cleveland brain Health Initiative and a member of their executive committee.

Dr. Lerner is a Behavioral Neurologist with almost three decades experience in treating memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He is active in conducting clinical research studies focusing on new 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. He represents CWRU on the steering committees of the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium and the Alzheimer’sDisease Neuroimaging initiative.  The clinical research site at University Hospitals is actively working with the Global Alzheimer’s Platform to promote Brain Healthaccelerate clinical trials in Alzheimer’s diseaseHis clinical practice is focused on diagnosis and treatment of dementia and behavioral disorders. He has written published extensively in the areas of general Neurology, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.