Dr. Russell Swerdlow

Neurologist · Alzheimer's Disease · Kansas City, Kansas
  • 172 Publications

Dr. Russell Swerdlow serves as director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center as well as the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Neurodegenerative Disorders Program. His research interests are on the role that brain energy metabolism has on Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging.

More recently, Dr. Swerdlow was involved in a 2017 pilot study on how a ketogenic diet – made up of 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbohydrates – improved cognition in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

" I think the problem lies in changes in brain energy metabolism and mitochondria, which have been speculated to drive brain aging. My personal opinion is that we will cure Alzheimer's when we cure brain aging."
-Dr. Russell Swerdlow



University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Director of Neurodegenerative Disorders Program

University of Kansas Medical Center


Medical Degree

New York University


Dr. Russell Swerdlow has been involved in 172 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Russell Swerdlow is affiliated with University of Kansas Medical Center at 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas .