Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc

Neurology

Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc

Neurology

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710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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About Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc


Dr. Richard Mayeux is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, chair of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Neurologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mayeux is also director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, a center devoted to the epidemiologic investigation of neurological diseases, and co-director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center.


Dr. Mayeux graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma School of Health Sciences and trained in Internal Medicine at the Boston City Hospital and in Neurology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in the study of disorders of behavior, language, and cognition with the late D.Frank Benson in Boston. Dr. Mayeux completed graduate work in epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.


Dr. Mayeux has led a multidisciplinary, population-based investigation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders known as the Washington Heights-Inwood Community Aging Project (WHICAP) since 1989. Utilizing this WHICAP population, he and his colleagues were among the first to integrate genetic risk factors and epidemiological principles in an attempt to identify biological markers of susceptibility to degenerative diseases of the aging nervous system.


He has been the author of over 350 papers, chapters, and books dealing with various aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the aging brain. Dr. Mayeux has been the Robert Aird Visiting Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, the Emanuel Goldberg Visiting Professor at the University of Rochester, and the J.L. Silversides Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He was the recipient of the Columbia University Dean's Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and received the Rita Hayworth Award from the Alzheimer's Association.


Dr. Mayeux is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the New York Academy of Science, a member of the American Neurological Association and the Association of American Physicians. He is also a member of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and the Society for Neuroscience. He has served as a member of the Aging Review and the Epidemiology of Chronic Disorders Committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Association. In 2001, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has received the 2007 Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, the 2008 John Stearns Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine from the New York Academy of Medicine, and the 2009 Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research from the Alzheimer's Association.


Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Expertise

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic Disorders

Education

  • Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Boston VA Hospital
  • Internship: Boston City Hospital

Titles & Positions

  • Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Co-Director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
  • Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Director, Human Genetic Resources Core
  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • 1992 - Leadership and Excellence in Alzheimers Disease Award (LEAD), National Institute of Aging
  • 1998 - Deans Award, Columbia University, Distinguished Clinical Scientis
  • 1999 - Association of American Physicians & American Epidemiological Society
  • 2001 - Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
  • 2004 - Fellow, New York Academy of Science
  • 2007 - Potamkin Prize for Research in Picks, Alzheimers, and Related Diseases American Academy of Neurology
  • 2008 - John Stearns Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2009 - The Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimers Disease Research from the Alzheimers Association
  • 2013 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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