Education

Fellowship
Radiology / Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1983
Residency
Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981
Internship
Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1978
Degree
MD, PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1976

Medical Board Certifications

Nuclear Medicine
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1984
Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983

Gender

Male

State License

G37023
  • About Me

    About Me

    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.

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  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Nuclear Medicine
    American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1984
    Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983

    Education

    Fellowship
    Radiology / Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1983
    Residency
    Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1978
    Degree
    MD, PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1976
  • Clinical Interests
    • Brain Atlases
    • Brain Metabolism
    • Huntington's Disease
    • Neuro Imaging
    • Normal Brain Function
  • Research

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    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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