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Dr. John C. Mazziotta assumed the position of Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on March 1, 2015. Dr. Mazziotta has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1983. Before his appointment as Vice Chancellor and Dean, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for health sciences and Executive Vice Dean of the school of medicine. Dr. Mazziotta also has been chair Department of Neurology and director of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, of which he was the founder.
Dr. Mazziotta earned his MD and PhD in neuroanatomy and computer science from Georgetown University. Following an internship at Georgetown, he completed neurology and nuclear medicine training at UCLA.
Dr. Mazziotta has published 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, and the Von Hevesy Prize from the International Society of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Mazziotta also has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr. John Mazziotta Assumes Leadership of UCLA Health
Q&A: Dr. John Mazziotta on the future of UCLA’s medical school and health system