Biography: Martha Sajatovic, MD
- Director, Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Residency | Psychiatry
Psychiatry - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1987 - 1990)
Internship | Psychiatry
Psychiatry - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1986 - 1987)
Medical University Of The Ohio College Of Medicine (1986)
The Ohio State University (1982)
Martha Sajatovic, MD holds the Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH CMC) and the Rocco L. Motto Professorship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Sajatovic directs the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center at UHCMC/Case Western Reserve University. She has subspecialty certification in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Sajatovic is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Sajatovic is a researcher, educator, and clinician who has devoted herself to studying and treating traditionally, hard-to-treat populations with central nervous system disorders. Dr. Sajatovic's research interests have focused on neuropsychiatric outcomes of brain disorders across the life-span, including epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia and Parkinson's disease. She also has research interests in self-management of chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, health disparities, and health rating scales used in clinical trials.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Sajatovic has been the recipient of multiple research grants, including support from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) as well as a variety of private foundations, and industry-sponsored clinical trials.
Dr. Sajatovic has published widely on treatments and health services delivery and the area of treatment adherence and health promotion in a variety of CNS disorders. She has authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has published over 40 book chapters or books on neuropsychiatric topics.
Dr. Sajatovic has been a guest lecturer at numerous academic and community settings, both nationally and internationally, including speaking to consumer and family advocacy groups for individuals with psychiatric illness. Dr. Sajatovic has been a recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award bestowed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), was a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Gerald Klerman Investigator Award winner in 2006 and 2016, and in 2018 received the Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman American Epilepsy Society (AES) Clinical Award in Ethical Neuropsychiatry.
Research & Publications
Neurological Outcomes, Neuropsychiatry, Health Promotion and Treatment Adherence
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As of December 31, 2016, Martha Sajatovic disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:
- - UBC (Bracket) - Consulting payments
- - Bracket - Consulting payments
- - Neurocrine - Consulting payments
- - Otsuka - Consulting payments