Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD - Neurology

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Dr. Peter Whitehouse reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Whitehouse specializes in neurology with an interest in geriatrics and neuropsychology and a focus on dementia. He is an internationally known researcher and author on Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Dr. Whitehouse is active in research with his primary focus on clinical neuroscience, particularly relating to cholinergic systems, drug development, and complementary therapies. Other areas include clinical phenomenology, neuropsychology, interdisciplinary care, health care systems, and bioethics. The Alzheimer Center of University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University was funded with a plan written by Dr. Whitehouse, who served as its Founding Director. It is a National Institute on Aging Alzheimer Disease Research Center. The Center garnered a national award for best community use of the Internet in 1995 and was locally honored with a Jennifer Langston Community Service Award from the Alzheimer Association in 1991.

Education and Training

MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1976

Osler Medical Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1977

Residency in Neurology: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1978-1981

Research Fellowship in Neuroscience: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1981-1982


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Appointments

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH:

  • Professor, Department of Neurology, 1993-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, 1986-1993

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD:

  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, 1983-1987
  • Instructor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, 1982-1983

Financial Disclosure

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This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.