Neill R. Graff-Radford, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Appointments

Dr. Graff-Radford completed his Behavioral Neurology Fellowship in 1982 and has worked within the discipline for the past 40 years. He served as Chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Florida from 1994 to 2004. He helped recruit many key investigators, such as Drs. Thomas Brott, Zbigniew Wszolek, James Meschia, Nilufer Taner, and Dr. Steven Younkin. In 2016 he was named the David Eisenberg Professor at Mayo Clinic. He has trained 12 Behavioral Neurology Fellows and is mentoring Dr. Gregory Day with his K award and junior faculty members Dr. Christian Lachner, Dr. Brynn Dredla and Philip Tipton. He established the Brain Bank at Mayo Clinic Florida in 1991, and later helped recruit Dr. Dennis Dickson in 1998, who took over the Brain Bank. This initiative now has more than 9,000 brains, of which more than 3,000 are from Mayo Clinic. His clinical research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias has resulted in 682 peer review papers listed in PubMed. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 1991, when he was first funded as a satellite of the Mayo Alzheimer Disease Center. For his present active grants, the cumulative external support is $19,616,885. He served as an Executive Committee Member of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs funded by NIA) from 2006-2009 and was Chair of this Committee in 2009. He is on the NIH-funded steering committees for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), the Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trial Consortium (ACTC), and the NINDS Parkinson Disease Biomarker Program (PDBP). He has served on several committees for the American Academy of Neurology including the Science Committee and the Meeting Management Committee.

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Adult hydrocephalus
  • Memory disorders
  • Behavioral neurology
  1. 1982
    Fellow - Behavioral NeurologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  2. 1981
    Resident - NeurologyUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  3. 1978
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of the Witwatersrand
  4. 1973
    MB BChUniversity of the Witwatersrand

Certifications

  1. 1982
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Advisory Board on Alzheimer DiseaseState of Florida
  2. 2018
    David Eisenberg ProfessorMayo Clinic
  3. 2014
    Member of the Alzheimer Disease Research Grant Advisory Board State of Florida
  4. 2012
    Blue Ribbon Task Force for Alzheimer DiseaseState of Florida
  5. 2001
    Elected to be a FellowRoyal College of Physicians of London
  6. 1996
    Appointed by the Governor and served for 6 years on the Board of the Florida State Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI)Awarding Organization
  7. 1983
    A Certificate of Honorable Mention, "Nonhemorrhagic Thalamic Infarctions: Neuropsychological, Anatomical and Neurophysiological Correlates"S. Weir Mitchell Award Competition
  8. 1978
    MRCP, Internal MedicineRoyal College of Physicians London

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Meeting Management Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberAlzheimer Clinical Trials Consortium
  3. 2015 - present
    Selection Committee MemberPotamkin Prize
  4. 2013 - 2019
    Review Committee MemberUnited Council of Medical Specialties
  5. 2010 - 2012
    Academic Chairman2010 Scientific Program Committee, International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
  6. 2009 - 2013
    Course DirectorAmerican Academy of Neurology, MCI Course
  7. 2008 - 2009
    Executive Committee MemberAlzheimer’s Disease Research Centers
  8. 2008 - present
    MemberNeurology Research Committee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  9. 2007 - 2015
    Science CommitteeAmerican Academy of Neurology
  10. 2007 - present
    MemberScience Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  11. 2006 - 2009
    Executive Committee MemberAlzheimer's Disease Center
  12. 2006 - 2009
    MemberDirectors' Executive Committee, Alzheimer's Disease Centers, National Institute on Aging
  13. 2005 - 2009
    Course DirectorUpdate on Dementia, Full Day Course
  14. 2005 - 2007
    MemberScientific Program Subcommittee, Aging And Dementia Scientific Sessions, Annual Meeting
  15. 2004 - 2007
    Topic ChairAging And Dementia Scientific Sessions, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  16. 2004 - 2007
    MemberEducation Committee, Aging And Dementia Scientific Sessions, Annual Meeting
  17. 2002 - 2008
    Senior ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  18. 2002 - 2007
    Abstract ReviewerAging And Dementia Scientific Sessions, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  19. 2001 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Medicine (London)
  20. 2000 - present
    MemberResearch Financial Committee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  21. 1999 - present
    DirectorBehavioral Neurology Fellowship, Department of Neurology
  22. 1996 - 2017
    MemberAlzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Advisory Group
  23. 1996 - 2008
    MemberResearch Executive Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  24. 1993 - present
    MemberMemory Disorders Research Society
  25. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  26. 1990 - 2004
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  27. 1989 - 2008
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  28. 1989 - 1995
    MemberCentral Society for Neuroscience
  29. 1986 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  30. 1986 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  31. 1986 - present
    MemberAcademy of Aphasia
  32. 1981 - present
    MemberBehavioral Neurology Society
  33. 1978 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Medicine (London)

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.