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Russell P. Sawyer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Behavioral Neurology)
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Neurology)
  • MD: St. George's University Medical School (Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Science: University of California Davis (Psychology, Minor-Neuroscience)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 20170911)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 20181130)


Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry

Contact Information
Research Interests

Dementia, Memory Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral

Clinical Interests

Cognitive Aging

Cognitive Disorders

Internal Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease



Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Cognition Disorders



Early Anset Dementia

Epilepsy-Related Cognitive Dysfunction

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Disease

Mad Cow Disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

Memory Disorders

Metabolic Brain Disease

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Multi-Infarct Dementia

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)


Neuropathic Facial Pain

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension)

Paraphasic Error

Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Pick's Disease (Frontotemporal dementia)

Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Post-Traumatic Headache

Prion Disease

Pseudobulbar Palsy

Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)

Rare Cognitive Disorders

Stroke-Related Cognitive Dysfunction


TDP-43 Proteinopathies

Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Vascular Dementia

Peer Reviewed Publications

Merola, Aristide; Sawyer, Russell P; Artusi, Carlo Alberto; Suri, Ritika; Berndt, Zoe; Lopez-Castellanos, Jose' Ricardo; Vaughan, Jennifer; Vizcarra, Joaquin A; Romagnolo, Alberto; Espay, Alberto J 2018. Orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson disease: Impact on health care utilization. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 47 , 45-49

Sawyer, Russell P; Sekar, Padmini; Osborne, Jennifer; Kittner, Steven J; Moomaw, Charles J; Flaherty, Matthew L; Langefeld, Carl D; Anderson, Christopher D; Rosand, Jonathan; Woo, Daniel 2018. Racial/ethnic variation of APOE alleles for lobar intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurology, ,

Sawyer, Russell P; Rodriguez-Porcel, Federico; Hagen, Matthew; Shatz, Rhonna; Espay, Alberto J 2017. Diagnosing the frontal variant of Alzheimer's disease: a clinician's yellow brick road. Journal of clinical movement disorders, 4 , 2