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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 9/29/2021, 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

66 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

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

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

My appointment with Dr. Leverenz was very helpful in understanding my current health

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Great interaction with neurology fellow and with Dr. Leverenz

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

My husband (patient) and I (caregiver) had a wonderful experience. Dr. Leverenz and his NP Mathew were kind, compassionate, patient and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Leverenz is the essence of what a Dr should be.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

very good experience with Dr. Leverson and his staff

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

finding it difficult to find the right words to describe how blessed we feel to have Dr. Leverenz as my husband's neurologist

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Because Dr. Leverenz, does such a great job with his patience it's not always easy to get an appointment as soon as we would like. We understand though that this is what happens when you have an exceptionally good doctor. OK

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Leverenz and his team were extremely caring and considerate. They spent a great deal of time discussing my case and I feel confident that I am getting the best expertise and care.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Leverenz is one of the best doctors I've ever had...compassionate, patient, knowledgeable. I feel very fortunate to have an association with him. A superior man and doctor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I will highly recommend Doctor.

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