Kate Zhong
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Kate Zhong, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

Adjunct Professor, Founder, Brainnovation Initiative

Brain Health


Dr. Kate Zhong is a geriatric psychiatrist, pharmacologist, and brain health advocate. She joined UNLV in 2020 as the adjunct professor within the department of Brain Health. Dr. Zhong is the CEO of CNS Innovations LLC, a company dedicated to providing innovative consultation services to advance prevention, diagnose and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Zhong served as the Chief Strategy Officer for Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP), a foundation devoted to improving and accelerating clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease.  Prior to joining GAP, Dr. Zhong was the Senior Director of Clinical Research for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health from 2010 to 2016. She led the development of comprehensive clinical research programs treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. While working as the medical director for AstraZeneca, Dr. Zhong led multiple global clinical trials in CNS therapeutic areas. Dr. Zhong has been a scientific consultant for multiple pharmaceutical and biotech companies in United States, Canada, and Asia.  

Dr. Zhong received her MD degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in Sichuan, China. She earned her master’s degree in pharmacology and completed her residency care in Psychiatry at University of Toronto.  She is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.

Dr. Zhong is a founding member of AARP Global Council on Brain Health. She serves on multiple boards in Nevada and beyond. She was named as “Woman to Watch” and” Alzheimer’s Ambassador”. She was honored with the Las Vegas  “Healthcare Headliner Research Award” for her creation of Cleveland Clinic healthybrains.org and the Health Brain Index (HBI). She was featured in the PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women Who Make America”, profiling her as one of Nevada’s most influential women.