Dr. Fotuhi received his M.D. degree (cum laude) from Harvard Medical School in Boston, as a member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He received his doctoral Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He currently heads the Center for Memory and Brain Health at Sinai Hospital. He also has the unique distinction of being both a faculty member at Harvard Medical Schoolís HST program and an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, International Brain Research Organization, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Fotuhiís clinical research at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions focuses on finding effective ways to prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. More specifically, he is working on longitudinal studies to determine the beneficial role of a combination of vitamins and natural supplements along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as Advil in maintaining cognitive function and brain health. His earlier research in 1980ís was on the basic biochemistry of communication among brain cells. The results of his studies 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. Recently his research was judged to be among the top 5% of all presentations submitted for the 2006 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
In addition to conducting cutting-edge research with critical implications for preventing Alzheimer's, Dr. Fotuhi has dedicated a great deal of his time to educating the public about memory and aging. He has been the keynote speaker for a dozen Alzheimer's Association conferences around the country. He 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 provides clear and concise information about how to improve brain health and prevent dementia. The Boston Globe, The BusinessWeek, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Montreal Gazette, and The Times (London) as well as more than 50 TV and radio stations in Canada and United States have interviewed him regarding his book and his outstanding research and teaching achievements. PBS stations have aired his DVD, titled: Conquering Memory Loss, many times in 2004-2006. His second book, titled: The New York Times Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young: The 6-Step Age-Defying Program will be released in January of 2008, and will be featured on PBS stations nationally.
Dr. Fotuhi has taken a leadership role in medical education as well. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his innovative and dynamic teaching style. He is one of the most popular lecturers at Harvard Medical School where he designed and helped to build two 5-foot-tall brain models for his students in neuroanatomy classes. He won the distinguished teaching award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2001. He has also given academic lectures as the honorary keynote speaker internationally, in Canada, Egypt, China, Israel, and Japan.
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