Leading Memory Disorders Program Expands With Center-Trained Physician

Monday, July 25, 2016, Las Vegas – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health welcomes a new staff neuropsychiatrist, Aaron Ritter, MD to the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Memory Disorders Program. Ritter joins the Center after a two-year fellowship with the Center’s Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Programs and specializes in neurodegenerative disorders, including AD. Ritter will lead the Center’s growing clinical trials program.

“Aaron is a talented and enthusiastic physician, who, through his fellowship here at the Center, is more than familiar with the outstanding patient care we provide,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “He’s already made countless contributions to the Center through providing patient care and with our Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment trials, including disinhibition and Rasagiline Rescue. We’re thrilled to have him join our team permanently.”

Ritter received his training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and moved to Las Vegas after completing a residency in psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Covering a spectrum of memory disorders, Ritter treats patients with AD, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia.

In addition to providing patient care, Ritter will continue his work in clinical research. Serving as a sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials during his fellowship, he will provide leadership to the Center’s ongoing and upcoming research trials, which are dedicated to finding ways to better diagnose and treat neurodegenerative diseases.

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Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit


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