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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
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Dementia
  • 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

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

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

Medical Education - University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA


  • 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 9/7/2023, 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

50 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Leverenz was thorough in his explanations. We appreciated his honesty and plan to move forward.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Would recommend this physician and his assistants to all.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

The entire team was thoughtful and helpful and Dr. Leverenz provided me with and explained a plan for further investigation.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Leverenz is a FANTASTIC Dr. For memory issues and is very thurough.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr is very busy. Had to wait 5 months for appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr., and all staff were very respectful and provided answers to our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

PA, NP, RN, Dr. Leverenz Dr. Helper was spot on!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Leverenz is the BEST!! Please keep him there! He is FANTASTIC!!!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

The discussion with caregiver re: potential care/condition was extraordinary. Grateful for time, answers to my questions, discussion re: next steps, etc.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

The problem was getting a clinical appointment with Dr. Leverenz. The research appointments were all taken care of in an excellent manner. Getting a clinical appointment and having them bill my Medicare Advantage plan was impossible and I ended up paying out of pocket.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Leverenz is outstanding and has provided excellent, patient centered compassionate care for me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Jim Leverenz and his associates were extremely helpful. I was able to obtain an appointment quickly, which I greatly appreciated.

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