Kenneth Pugar, DO, MBA, dFACN


Dr. Pugar is the founder and President of Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. He is a nationally recognized neurologist who has helped develop DCND into one of the largest private neurology practices in Ohio. Dr. Pugar is a firm believer in putting patients first and keeps his practice centered around that value. He has a deep passion for all neurology but is especially interested in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. He has witnessed many advances in neurology, and that continues to drive his enthusiasm. He is also the Principal Investigator for numerous research trials involving those neurodegenerative disorders.  Dr. Pugar derives tremendous satisfaction from teaching and is actively involved in the highly respected residency program at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Pugar is married with 5 children and 9  grandchildren. He loves to spend time with family and friends. He also enjoys traveling, playing golf, and skiing.

Areas of Interest:

  • General Neurology
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.


B.S. Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania. Chemistry, 1980.

M.B.A University of Pittsburgh, 1981.

D.O. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1985.


Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1989.

Leadership Awards/Associations

Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrist.

Grandview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman.

Founder of the former Memory Disorder Clinic at the Wallace Kettering Neuroscience Institute.

Former Chairman of Neurology, Psychiatry and Physical Medicine for Grandview & Southview Hospitals.

Former member of the board of directors for Grandview Hospital.

Chief of staff at Grandview from 2005-2006.

American Osteopathic Board of Neurologists and Psychiatrists.

American College of Neuropsychiatrists.

American Academy of Neurology.

American Osteopathic Association.

Ohio Association of Osteopathic Physicians.

Montgomery County Medical Society.

Dayton District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ohio State Medical Association.

Affiliated with Grandview, Southview, Kettering, Sycamore, Good Samaritan, Greene Memorial and Soin hospitals.

Clinical Assistant Professor for the Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine and the Wright State Medical School.