James F. Meschia, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Chair, Neurology, Florida



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



James F. Meschia, M.D., is a neurologist with special interest in vascular neurology. His clinical focus includes:

  • Inherited cerebrovascular diseases, including single-gene disorders such as cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), Fabry disease, and sickle cell disease
  • Stroke in the young
  • Asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic disease
  • Moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome
  • Unruptured intracranial aneurysms
  • Central nervous system vasculitis

Dr. Meschia is one of the leaders of the largest clinical trials for preventing stroke in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis. He also runs the Mayo Clinic Cerebrovascular Diseases Registry, which actively enrolls and studies patients and their family members with apparent familial cerebrovascular diseases.

  1. Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease

Jacksonville, Florida

  1. 1997
    Fellow - Vascular NeurologyIndiana University School of Medicine
  2. 1996
    Resident - NeurologyWashington University School of Medicine
  3. 1993
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  4. 1992
    MDThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  5. 1990
    Fellow - NeuroscienceThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  6. 1987
    BA - ChemistryColumbia University


  1. 2006
    Vascular NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 1997
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology