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John Mazziotta, MD, PhD


John Mazziotta, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician John Mazziotta, MD, PhD specializes in Neurology.
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Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 825-2699 Information and referral
(310) 794-1195
(310) 825-5521
Fax Number
(310) 794-7491
Voted Best Doctor
Voted Super Doctor

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1984
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983
Radiology / Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981 - 1983
Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1978 - 1981
Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1977 - 1978
MD, PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1976
Brain Atlases, Brain Metabolism, Huntington's Disease, Neuro Imaging, Normal Brain Function
Department Affiliation
Chair, Neurology
Additional Information

John Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D., is the Executive Vice Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Associate Vice Chancellor at UCLA. 

A distinguished researcher and prolific writer, Dr. Mazziotta is currently chair of the department of neurology, Director of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, Associate Director of the Semel Institute, and professor of neurology, radiological sciences and pharmacology.

As chair, Dr. Mazziotta leads one of this country's largest neurology departments, which for almost a decade has achieved the distinction of being first in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding.  Recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on brain imaging, he created the Brain Mapping Center at UCLA, which includes all the methods available to study human brain structure and function.  Dr. Mazziotta also was the principal investigator of the International Consortium for Brain Mapping, leading a world-wide effort to create the first atlas of the human brain, including behavioral, demographic, imaging and genetic data.

Dr. Mazziotta is also the Interim Co-President of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group and Chair of the UCLA Faculty Practice Group Clinical Chairs.

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Mazziotta has published over 260 research papers and eight books.  Among his numerous awards and distinctions, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians.  He received the Oldendorf Award from the American Society of Neuroimaging, the S. Weir Mitchell Award and the Wartenberg Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, the Van Hevesy Prize from the International Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 1996 Medical Science Award from the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, and an honorary doctorate from Universite de Caen.

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