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.