About Dr. Fotuhi
PhD in Neuroscience:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Neurology Residency and Fellowship:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Fotuhi received his MD degree (cum laude) from Harvard Medical School and his doctoral PhD degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently heads the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness. Dr. Fotuhi is also a long-standing lecturer at both Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fotuhi’s initial clinical research at Johns Hopkins focused on basic brain neurochemistry and on finding effective ways to pre-vent dementia. More specifically, he worked on longitudinal studies to determine the beneficial role of vitamins and natural sup-plements in maintaining cognitive function and brain health. He is currently starting a clinical trial on the effects of two natural supplements on memory, cardiac fitness, and brain blood flow. His recent research on the effects of aging on the brain has shown that baby-boomers can indeed increase the size of their hippocampus, the part of brain that is critical for short term memory. He has published his research findings in prestigious journals such as Journal of Neuroscience, The Lancet, Nature, Neurology, Neuron, and Proceedings of National Academy of Science. His articles have been cited by thousands of scientists around the world. Based on his research at Johns Hopkins and Harvard, he has developed a 3-month “Brain Fitness Program” at the Neurology Institute to help middle age people sharpen their memory quickly and keep their brain sharp for years to come.
Dr. Fotuhi has dedicated much of his time to educating the public about issues related to memory and aging. He has been the visiting professor and keynote speaker for conferences in China, Japan, Canada, Israel and other countries around the world. His first book, The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease, has sold more than 100,000 copies. His second book, The New York Times Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young: The 6-Step Age-Defying Program, is the focus of his popular PBS program called Fight Alzheimer’s Early. He has been interviewed by Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Montreal Gazette, The Times (London), ABC News, CNN, Discovery channel, Forbes, USA Today, and Dr. Oz. He is currently working on a project to build a 11-foot-tall brain exhibit at the Maryland Science Center, as a part of his mission to teach people they can indeed build bigger stronger brains, at any age.