Marwan Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, board-certified neurologist and geriatric neurologist, hopes to work himself out of a job. As the executive director of Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his entire career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials, including Alzheimer immunotherapy studies. He is senior editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Clinical Neurology News, and has authored and co-authored more than 150 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. Dr Sabbagh has also authored, The Alzheimer’s Answer—the book’s forward was written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—and edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence Based Care.
In addition to his clinical work and private practice in Sun City, Dr. Sabbagh is associate director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, a clinical instructor in the Banner/St. Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, and a visiting scientist in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. He also is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University and Arizona State University. He is also Research Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.
Dr. Sabbagh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of medicine and a completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the UCSD School of Medicine.