John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD is Chair of the Department of Neurology and Executive Vice Dean in the David Geffen School of Medicine, as well as Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also Interim Co-President, UCLA Faculty Practice Group; Chair, UCLA Faculty Practice Group Clinical Chairs; and Director of the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Dr. Mazziotta is a co-author of Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition.
Dr. Mazziotta earned his MD and PhD in neuroanatomy and computer science from Georgetown University. Following an internship at Georgetown, he completed his neurology and nuclear medicine training at UCLA and joined its faculty in 1983.
Dr. Mazziotta chairs one of the nation’s largest neurology departments, which for the last several years has achieved the distinguished position of being first in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. An expert in brain imaging, Dr. Mazziotta established the Brain Mapping Center at UCLA that includes all of the methods available to study human brain structure and function. He was the principal investigator of the International Consortium for Brain Mapping, whose goal is to develop the first atlas of the human brain that will include behavioral, demographic, imaging, and genetic data from 7,000 subjects.
Since beginning this work, Dr. Mazziotta has authored more than 260 research papers and eight texts. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Oldendorf Award from the American Society of Neuroimaging, the S. Weir Mitchell Award and the Wartenberg Prize of the American Academy of Neurology, the Von Hevesy Prize from the International Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 1996 Medical Science Award from the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Doctorate from l’Université de Caen and membership in the Royal College of Physicians.