Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

87 Patient Ratings
64 Patient Comments

Edward Y. Zamrini, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
Cognitive Disorders Clinic
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map

Bio

Dr. Edward Zamrini is a board certified in Geriatric Neurology and Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. He has over 24 years of experience in clinical care, education and research for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Zamrini sees patients in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, a sub-specialty clinic of the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Department of Neurology. His clinical interests include dementia and related memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia that is atypical, rapidly progressive, early-onset, focal, or familial. Dr. Zamrini is keenly interested in improving early diagnosis and developing proactive interventions for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Geriatric Neurology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.5
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.5
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.4
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.4
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 18, 2014

There has been no bad experience with him, at all. All experiences I had were very good. For example, he has tried to let me understand the subjects in depth. My wife and I were always encouraged by his calm and confident words in diagnosis and/or treatments.

June 13, 2014

I like Dr. Zamrini, he explains all issues.

May 15, 2014

Kind, professional, compassionate informed thorough

May 09, 2014

Good all around - as usual!

April 28, 2014

Since this was the first appointment before blood tests and extended other tests, there was nothing for Dr. Z to tell me about follow-up care, treatment or medications. I will have better answers later.

April 25, 2014

We need further instruction for further appointments that are deemed necessary for further diagnosis and acceptance for research.

April 22, 2014

Good

March 26, 2014

We were pleased

March 04, 2014

We asked questions, but wasn't given any answer's because right now "it is a puzzle with no picture". was the explination

February 26, 2014

We were impressed with Dr. Zamrini and his interest in what is happening.

December 06, 2013

a successful appointment .

November 21, 2013

My experience was very caring, clear and professional. I felt very good about how I was treated and so glad I have my doctor who also cares about my issues and condition. I feel secure in his evaluation and recommendations.

November 05, 2013

Dr. Zamrini spent a generous amount of time exploring thoroughly our problems, options and future care.

October 10, 2013

Dr. Z is a godsend for me and my family - we have complete faith and respect for him.

October 02, 2013

A very good experience. Dr. Zamrini is very patient and doesn't seem to be in a hurry while he is with my husband and I. He is very good at explaining and answering our questions.

September 30, 2013

We have had nothing good experiences!

September 25, 2013

ok

August 31, 2013

ok

August 29, 2013

Everything satisfactory

August 24, 2013

Very helpful and answered my questions and my husband's questions. Made sure I understood

August 20, 2013

My brain will not no these qwestions

August 16, 2013

Dr. Zamrini seemed very interested in both of us and was trying to give solutions to our concerns.

August 06, 2013

good and overall care I received was very pleasant

July 18, 2013

Everyone was supper good, felt like we finely got some answers.

July 03, 2013

Favorable

June 25, 2013

I never had a bad experience with him, at all.

June 11, 2013

Gained confidence in Dr. Zamrini and appreciate the care he showed

June 06, 2013

Neither the PA nor the doctor demonstrated being rushed - they were patient and understanding.

May 28, 2013

good

April 30, 2013

Staff was very pleasant and made my visit comfortable and pleasant

April 28, 2013

We received unrushed, extremely helpful advice specific to our needs. Thank you.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Zamrini spent 95% of our visit facing his computer screen, inputting data. The student in the room seemed to make him more impersonal. He seemed to care about my wife only to catalog her.

April 05, 2013

The UofU personnel are all super

March 11, 2013

Dr. Zamrini is wonderful! What more can we say.

February 10, 2013

good experience

December 21, 2012

Spent a lot of time with documentation on the computer, so my questions were not answered. He told me that Health educator would review the findings with me. Since Health educator was retiring that same week, so she gave me handouts to read, that were not exactly helpful. I have a terminal disorder and I believe I deserved the courtesy of explaining the test results!

November 30, 2012

An explanation as to the Dr's conclusion that my degree of memory loss now indicates a dx of Alz. disease in the near future and how his recommendation of a support group might help.

November 12, 2012

I don't want to knock my doctor, but it seemed that he was not prepared for my visit and that he took a lot of time reading my case before he actually talked to me. Then he had not acquired needed information from another doctor in order to be prepared to tell me what the next step would be for my care. Almost a wasted visit.

November 08, 2012

An extensive questionnaire was filled out prior to the visit and the doctor obviously had not read it. It described a CT scan recently conducted yet the doctor still requested another. It just showed a sloppiness and disregard for detail not acceptable in a medical care provider.

October 07, 2012

Excellent. Dr. Zamrini was helpful, unrushed, very prepared, informative. We feel extremely grateful to be under his care.

September 28, 2012

While Dr. Zamrini has always been unfailingly courteous, knowledgeable, professional, this visit he did speak in a harsh tone to my wife as he directed her to find safety pins she had watched him place under pillows, etc. (She couldn't remember nor find them.) His harsh tone was not called for, in my opinion.

September 23, 2012

I like him professionally and personally!

August 16, 2012

Excellent care.

August 16, 2012

We have no doubt that Dr. Zamrini is a competent Neurologist, however he is lacking bedside manner, interrupted my mother-in-law several times to get the conversation moving, and didn't offer any verbal update as to her degenerative status based on his exam that day.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Zamrini is terrific!

July 18, 2012

Just frustration of not knowing what the problem is with my husband. It seems there are no answers. Not the doctors fault, just can't find the answer.

July 13, 2012

I would recommend him with the caveat that he was not a friendly doctor, but I trusted him.

July 02, 2012

the Dr. made comments before looking at the MRI and then change his mind about further tests, but never acknowledged if his first comment would or could change. We will ask him after the additionial tests are done.

June 14, 2012

Dr. Zamrini was very informative and caring on this visit. I was very impressed because it seemed that he cared and yes I have recommended him to others.

June 04, 2012

I feel like we are back to square one with my husband. We still know something is wrong but do not know what.

June 01, 2012

Dr. did not seem rushed and took the time to answer my questions/concerns.

April 30, 2012

good

April 17, 2012

Dr. Zamrini is amazing not only with the my Mom - but with our family. My Mom loves him and he is so caring for her, but yet firm with her about what she need to be doing.

April 11, 2012

He was rather kind person. He was good.

April 09, 2012

Dr. Zamrini is very professional and a strait shooter. He doesn't mince words. I would describe his approach as stern but caring. He gave me confidence to finally have a better understanding of my cognitive problems.

March 13, 2012

Thank you for the patience and tender understanding you showed my father as you met with him. As a family who cares for our father and want him to have the best quality of life possible at this time, we express gratitude for your expertise and care.

March 12, 2012

Provider always permission to as my wife questions, then asked her questions about me with kindness and awareness of my feelings. Very impressed.

March 06, 2012

Zamrini is arrogant , should read his patient's charts, before entering their diagnostic room.

March 06, 2012

good

March 05, 2012

The doctor was very clear, warm and thorough. it couldn't have been better. I was very satisfied and hopeful.

February 22, 2012

cancelled

February 01, 2012

actually the third visit, first and second were about testing and meeting. most current was results and interest in participating in ongoing evaluation's and social worker situation.

January 10, 2012

All went well.

January 03, 2012

The level of care that we are getting is what we expect -- so that is why it is good.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Geriatric Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6546 Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging, and Research
650 Komas
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

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Medical College of Georgia Hospital
ElectroEncephaloGraphy - Epilepsy
Fellow
Fellowship Medical College of Georgia Hospital
Neurogeriatrics
Fellow
Residency North Shore University Hospital
Neurology
Resident
Internship Lutheran Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical American University of Beirut
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate American University of Beirut
Science
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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