Russell Swerdlow

Dr. Russell H. Swerdlow, MD,  is a professor in the Departments of Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  He directs the NIH-funded University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Kansas University Medical Center’s Neurodegenerative Disorders Program, the Heartland Center for Mitochondrial Medicine, and staffs the Kansas University Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Clinic. He received his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from New York University, and trained as a neurologist and Alzheimer’s specialist at the University of Virginia.  He currently holds the Gene and Marge Sweeney Chair at the University of Kansas and is a recipient of an S. Weir Mitchell Award from the American Academy of Neurology, a Cotzias Award from the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, a Scholarly Research Award from the University of Kansas, and a Chancellor’s Club Research Award from the University of Kansas.  He served as the Research Committee Chair of the CurePSP Foundation; Chaired the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Alzheimer’s Disease Commission; currently sits on the National Institute on Aging’s Board of Scientific Counselors; and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Swerdlow’s research focuses on brain energy metabolism, the role brain energy metabolism plays in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, and how to manipulate brain energy metabolism.