- Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin (1998-2000), Geriatrics
- Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1995-1998), Internal Medicine
- Internship - American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1994-1995), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1990-1994)
Ihab Hajjar, M.D.
- Pogue Family Distinguished University Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research and Care, in Memory of Maurine and David Weigers McMullan
- Geriatric Medicine
- Alzheimer's Disease
Ihab Hajjar, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in geriatric medicine, Alzheimer's disease, and hypertension. He holds the Pogue Family Distinguished University Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research and Care, in Memory of Maurine and David Weigers McMullan.
Dr. Hajjar earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio and gained advanced training through a fellowship in geriatric medicine and dementia at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in geriatric medicine and internal medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. He previously served at Emory University as Medical Director of Integrated Memory Coordinated Care, Director of the Dementia Fellowship, and Co-Director of the Clinical Core and Research Education Component in the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Dr. Hajjar is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Society of Geriatric Cardiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Hypertension, the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, and the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium.
His research focuses on the role of hypertension and its treatment on both cognitive function and cerebrovascular characteristics. A prolific lecturer and presenter, Dr. Hajjar has contributed to five books and published numerous academic articles related to his areas of expertise. He serves as an editor for Annals of Clinical & Experimental Hypertension and Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dr. Hajjar has received many honors and awards, including the 2020 Emory University Department of Neurology’s Research Mentor of the Year.
- American College of Physicians
- American Geriatrics Society
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Hypertension
- International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
- Society of Geriatric Cardiology
- Research Mentor of the Year 2020, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
- Recognition Award 2019, Healthy Heart Coalition
- Peer Recognition in Atlanta Magazine America’s Top Doctors 2018-2020, Atlanta Magazine
- America’s Top Physicians, Alzheimer’s Disease, Geriatrics 2019
- Tinsley Harrison Award Honoree 2017, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences
- Top 100 Cited Scientific Reports Focused on Hypertension Research 2014, American Heart Association
- Outstanding Scholarly Activity 2012, University of Southern California
- Young Investigator Award 2005, Carolinas and Georgia Chapter of American Society of Hypertension
- Fellow 2004, American Geriatrics Society
- Fellow 2003, American College of Physicians
- New Investigator Award 2002, Consortium for the Southeastern Hypertension Control
- Physician of the Year Award 2002, Wellspring Resource Center
- Fellow 2002, Society of Geriatric Cardiology
- Special Recognition Award 2000, American Geriatrics Society
Hypertension in Practice of Geriatrics
Hajjar I (2007), Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier
Hypertension in the Elderly Patient in Case-based Geriatrics: A Global Approach
Kim D, Hajjar I (2011), New York, McGraw-Hill Medical
Hypertension in the Elderly in Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 8th ed.
Hajjar, I (2013), New York, American Geriatrics Society
Hypertension in Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 9th ed
Hajjar I (2016), New York, NY, American Geriatrics Society
Vascular Cognitive Impairment in Physician’s Field Guide to Neuropsychology: Collaboration Through Case Example
Goldstein, F.C. and Hajjar, I (2019), New York, Springer
- Hypertension in Practice of Geriatrics
- Role of hypertension and its treatment on both cognitive function and cerebrovascular characteristics
- Geriatric Medicine
- Alzheimer's Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- General Internal Medicine