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Malaz A. Boustani, MD

Malaz A. Boustani, MD, leads the Aging Brain Care program. His main research focuses on rapid translation of aging brain research discovery into health care delivery by using the lens of complexity science, the tools of medical informatics, and the methods of public health epidemiology. 

In 2012, Dr. Boustani was recognized with the 2012 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award. The associate director of the IU Center for Aging Research and medical director of the Healthy Aging Brain Center at Wishard Health Services, Dr. Boustani is the president-elect of the American Delirium Society.

Other awards and recognition include the Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine (2008); the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research (2005); the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award (2005), the Outstanding Researcher Award, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine (2003) and the American Federation in Aging Research and the John A. Hartford Foundation Fellow in Geriatric Clinical Research (2000).

He heads a National Institute on Aging-funded study investigating the effectiveness of drug management of delirium in intensive care units. Dr. Boustani is also conducting a comparative effectiveness clinical trial of anti-dementia drugs funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Boustani received an M.D. degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria, and an MPH degree from the University of North Carolina, where he also completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine. He is the author of more than 75 peer-reviewed publications, many of which can be viewed on our Publications page