Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Program

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048





Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Program

  • Neurology

Alzheimer's Disease

Behavioral Medicine


The research of Dean Sherzai, MD, focuses on early diagnosis and intervention in Alzheimer's disease. As such, he is introducing novel imaging and biomarker tools into the realm of diagnosis at earlier stages of the disease. He is also introducing novel interventions both with regards to pharmaceuticals, as well as comprehensive lifestyle changes that appear to be very effective in altering the course of the disease.

  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1995
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, 1999
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 2002
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 2008
  • Doctorate: Loma Linda University, 2015
  • Summer Internship, NIA, 2008
  • Duke Scholarship for Masters in Clinical Research, 2002
  • Summer Internship, National Institutes of Health, 1996

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Sherzai D, Losey T, Vega S, Sherzai A. Seizures and dementia in the elderly: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1999-2008. Epilepsy Behav. 2014;36:53-56.
  • Sherzai A, Edland SD, Masliah E, Hansen L, Pizzo DP, Sherzai A, Corey-Bloom J. Spongiform change in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013;27(2):157-161.
  • Perez L, Heim L, Sherzai A, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sherzai A. Nutrition and vascular dementia. J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(4):319-324.
  • Eyler LT, Sherzai A, Kaup AR, Jeste DV. A review of functional brain imaging correlates of successful cognitive aging. Biol Psychiatry. 2011;70(2):115-122.
  • Bara-Jimenez W, Sherzai A, Dimitrova T, Favit A, Bibbiani F, Gillespie M, Morris MJ, Mouradian MM, Chase TN. Adenosine A(2A) receptor antagonist treatment of Parkinson's disease. Neurology. 2003;61(3):293-296.

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