Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc, is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He is currently the Chairman of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief for the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Campus, Director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, a center devoted to the epidemiological investigation of neurological diseases and the Co-Director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center with Michael Shelanski (Delafield Professor and Chairman of Pathology).
Dr. Mayeux completed his undergraduate work in mammalian physiology at Oklahoma State University and Medical School at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences University where he was elected to AOA and graduated with Honors. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Boston City Hospital before training in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University. Following a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the Boston Veterans Administration
Hospital he joined the faculty in the Department of Neurology.
Subsequently Dr. Mayeux completed graduate work in Epidemiology and Genetics and was a visiting faculty member at Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Statistical Genetics.
Dr. Mayeux’s research on Alzheimer disease and other degenerative diseases of the aging brain focuses on genetics and epidemiology. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians, the American Epidemiological Society and The National Academy of Medicine. He has received many honors including: The Leadership and Excellence in Alzheimer disease Award from the National Institute of Aging, 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, the 2009 Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research from the Alzheimer’s Association, and in 2013 he was elected a Fellow in American Association for the Advancement of Science.