Our Mentors

Dr. Vincent M. Fortanasce

mentorsDr. Vincent M. Fortanasce is certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Clinical and Associate Professor of Neurology at USC. He trained at The Institute of Living, an affiliate hospital of Yale University; Nassau Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Cornell University; and at the USC Medical Center.
His outstanding contributions to the medical field and the community have been recognized by President Bill Clinton, Governor Pete Wilson, Representative Drier, and Senators Feinstein. He is a former board member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Law and Medical Combined Board of Ethics. He has lectured at Stanford University and The Institute of Living at Yale.

Dr. Fortanasce has published numerous articles and six successful trade books.
The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription has been hailed as the first comprehensive book to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Fortanasce has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Dateline and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Dale Bredesen

dr_bredesenDr. Dale Bredesen was the Buck Institute’s founding President and CEO and is an internationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s ground-breaking discoveries have led to a recent clinical trial as well as evidence for memory loss reversal associated with Alzheimer’s disease using lifestyle modifications. He earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s lab at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He has held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and UC San Diego.

Dr. David Perlmutter

doc_perlmutterBoard-Certified Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders, Clinician of the Year Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association, and Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition.Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Oprah, and CBS.