Dr. Kate Zhong, MD, MSc, FRCP is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation. In this role, she leads the organization’s strategic planning, marketing and branding effort, patient recruitment and engagement, technology development and alliance.
Prior to this role, Dr. Zhong was the Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which has been established as one of the largest and most active clinical trial facilities for memory disorders in the country; with more than 60 drugs and diagnostic trials being conducted at the Center.
Zhong received her MD degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in Sichuan, China. She earned her Master Degree in Pharmacology and completed her residency in Psychiatry at University of Toronto, Canada. As a Geriatric Psychiatrist, Dr. Zhong has extensive experience in providing treatment and care for patients with neurocognitive disorders. While working as the Medical Director and Seroquel Brand Global Physician for one the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Zhong led multiple global clinical trials in CNS therapeutic areas including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and mood disorders.
Dr. Zhong has been a scientific consultant for multiple pharmaceutical, biotech, and patient recruitment companies. Dr. Zhong has provided multifaceted services to industry, academic centers, and health care institutions in the United States, Canada, and Asia.
Dr. Zhong works closely with patient advocacy groups, philanthropic organizations, private foundations, and technology companies. She is actively engaged in public education and community activities involving clinical research, healthy aging, and brain wellness.
She serves as one of the founding members of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s and is a member of International Women’s Forum. She was honored as a “Woman to Watch” and” Alzheimer’s Ambassador” by Vegas Inc. Magazine. She was featured in the PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” profiling her as one of Nevada’s most influential women. She was recently honored with the Las Vegas Top Tech Exec Award and Healthcare Headliner Research Award for her creation of Cleveland Clinic healthybrains.org, an innovative interactive digital platform to accelerate clinical trial enrollment and to engage the community to become involved with a brain healthy life style.