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Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD

Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, received his MD (cum laude) from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School in Boston and his PhD in neurosciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has the unique distinction of being both a faculty member in neurology at Harvard Medical School and a neurology consultant at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, International Brain Research Organization, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Society for Neuroscience.

His clinical research at Johns Hopkins focuses on finding effective ways to prevent memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. More specifically, he is analyzing the data from longitudinal studies to determine if the combination of vitamin E and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil has the potential to delay the onset of memory loss in individuals at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease. His earlier research was on the basic biochemistry of communication among brain cells, and his results have contributed a great deal to the development of new drugs aimed at treating stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. He has published his research findings in prestigious international science journals such as Brain Research, Journal of Neuroscience, The Lancet, Nature, Neuron, and Proceedings of National Academy of Science. His articles have been cited by thousands of scientists around the world.

In addition to conducting cutting-edge research with critical health implications, Fotuhi has taken a leadership role in education. He has received numerous teaching awards and recognition for designing and helping to build two 5-foot-tall brain models for his students in neuroanatomy classes and for organizing a popular course at Harvard Medical School. He won the distinguished teaching award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2001. He has also dedicated a great deal of his time to educating the public about misconceptions surrounding memory and aging and has written a book called The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease. Citing compelling evidence and real-life profiles, he guides his readers through the maze of conflicting reports and emerges with the definitive information they need to protect their brain for life. The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Montreal Gazette, and The Times (London) and numerous TV and radio stations in Canada and United States have interviewed him regarding his book and his outstanding research and teaching achievements.

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