Edward Y. Zamrini, MD

Research Interests

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Caregiving Related To Dementia


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurology - Adjunct Professor
  • Divisions: Cognitive Neurology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Geriatric Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-6546
  • 650 Komas
    Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging, and Research
    650 Komas Drive, Room: #106-A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Edward Zamrini, MD, is Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he served as Director of the clinical trials program at the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) from 2006-2011. Dr. Zamrini is also a member of the University’s Center on Aging and a Scientist in the University of Utah Brain Institute.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Beirut in Lebanon, Dr. Zamrini interned at Brooklyn’s Lutheran Medical Center and completed his residency at New York’s North Shore University Hospital, where he was chief resident of Neurology. He completed fellowships in Epilepsy and Neurogeriatrics & Behavioral Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, before going on to direct the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Program at Augusta’s VA Medical Center. Prior to joining the University of Utah in 2006, Dr. Zamrini served as Director of the Clinical and Information Transfer Cores at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Zamrini has served as an investigator in over 50 clinical research studies that have focused primarily on the clinical features and pathophysiology of Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative disorders, neuroimaging with PET and MEG, and novel pharmaceutical interventions. He has been an affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and a member of the worldwide Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. He has published and lectured extensively on his areas of expertise.

Since moving to Utah, Dr. Zamrini has been an active participant in educational programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, and the University of Utah’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Brain Institute. As a member of the Intermountain West’s only academic Alzheimer’s center, he helps train future dementia experts through a Cognitive Disorders mini-fellowship program and regional, national and international continuing education conferences.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Medical College of Georgia Hospital
ElectroEncephaloGraphy - Epilepsy
Fellowship Medical College of Georgia Hospital
Residency North Shore University Hospital
Internship Lutheran Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical American University of Beirut
Undergraduate American University of Beirut

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Professional Medical American University of Beirut
M.D. Lebanon
Undergraduate American University of Beirut
B.S. Lebanon

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Womack KB, Diaz-Arrastia R, Aizenstein HJ, Arnold SE, Barbas NR, Boeve BF, Clark CM, DeCarli CS, Jagust WJ, Leverenz JB, Peskind ER, Turner RS, Zamrini EY, Heidebrink JL, Burke JR, DeKosky ST, Farlow MR, Gabel MJ, Higdon R, Kawas CH, Koeppe RA, Lipton AM, Foster NL (2011). Temporoparietal hypometabolism in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and associated imaging diagnostic errors. Arch Neurol, 68(3), 329-37.
  2. Zamrini E, Maestu F, Pekkonen E, Funke M, Makela J, Riley M, Bajo R, Sudre G, Fernandez A, Castellanos N, Del Pozo F, Stam CJ, van Dijk BW, Bagic A, Becker JT (2011). Magnetoencephalography as a putative biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. Int J Alzheimers Dis, 2011, 280289.
  3. Gabel MJ, Foster NL, Heidebrink JL, Higdon R, Aizenstein HJ, Arnold SE, Barbas NR, Boeve BF, Burke JR, Clark CM, Dekosky ST, Farlow MR, Jagust WJ, Kawas CH, Koeppe RA, Leverenz JB, Lipton AM, Peskind ER, Turner RS, Womack KB, Zamrini EY (2010). Validation of consensus panel diagnosis in dementia. Arch Neurol, 67(12), 1506-12.
  4. Mujib M, Giamouzis G, Agha SA, Aban I, Sathiakumar N, Ekundayo OJ, Zamrini E, Allman RM, Butler J, Ahmed A (2010). Epidemiology of stroke in chronic heart failure patients with normal sinus rhythm: findings from the DIG stroke sub-study. Int J Cardiol, 144(3), 389-93.
  5. Griffith HR, Den Hollander JA, Stewart CC, Evanochko WT, Buchthal SD, Harrell LE, Zamrini EY, Brockington JC (2007). Elevated brain scyllo-inositol concentrations in patients with Alzheimer's disease. NMR in Biomedicine, 20(8), 709-16.