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Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease Dementia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Vascular Dementia
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY USA

Internship - University of Washington Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Seattle, WA USA

Medical Education - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Leverenz, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/18/2022, Dr. Leverenz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

49 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. Leverenz provided excellent care. He explained the test results and took time to thoughtfully answer all of out questions. We are grateful for the information and care he provides.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr Leverenz and his staff are outstanding!

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Very satisfied with my appointment with Dr leverenz thank you

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Leverenz himself responded to me initially and then his staff assisted. Dr Leverenz and his staff were very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Leverenz's renowned experience and reputation doesn't keep him from being kind, accessible, warm, encouraging, thorough, and a truly great clinician.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Eventhough my dad could not participate or understand Dr Leverenz made him feel he was part of the discussion. Putting Dad at ease .

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Our total experience in the Center for Brain Health was well worth the walt. We feel that we are in good hands with Dr. Leverenz and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. James B. Leverenz and his staff have provided me with excellent medical care and advice.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

I thoroughly appreciate and value the medical and health care that I have experienced with Dr.Leverenz and his support staff.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

The MRI appointments seem to be out there quite a ways. But overall we are happy with the Dr & his team so far.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Comfortable with amount of time spent with NP. Intern and doctor

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