Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Enterprise Chair, Neurology, Minnesota

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., is a neurologist with specialty interest in neuroimmunology. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Inflammatory demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica and Balo's concentric sclerosis
  • Providing care to patients in Mayo Clinic's Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
  • Being an internal referral source for the evaluation and management of patients with complex white matter disorders of the central nervous system

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Lucchinetti is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. She authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive tissue injury in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and other related disorders, with a focus on identifying new therapies.

Dr.Lucchinetti is the recipient of the 2016 John Dystel Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is also recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professor of Neurosciences.

Dr. Lucchinetti serves as chair of the Department of Neurology.

  1. Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1996
    Fellow - Mayo Foundation Scholar - Mentor: Professor Hans LassmannInstitute of Experimental Neurology, Universitat of Vienna
  2. 1995
    Fellow - Neuroimmunology - Mentor: Moses Rodriguez, M.D.Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1994
    Resident - NeurologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1991
    InternshipRush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  5. 1990
    MDRush Medical College
  6. 1986
    Research Training - Summer Immunology Research Student - Mentor: Moses Rodriguez, M.D.Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  7. 1986
    BA - BiologyNorthwestern University

Certifications

  1. 1996
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Outstanding Teacher AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2002
    Frontiers in Neuroscience Lecture, Beyond the Decade of the BrainAmerican Academy of Neurology
  3. 1995
    Woltman Award for Clinical Excellence in NeurologyAwarding Organization
  4. 1990
    Upjohn Scientific Achievement AwardAwarding Organization
  5. 1988
    Clinical Honors: Pediatrics, Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 1984
    Biology Honor SocietyNorthwestern University
  7. 1983
    Sophomore Honor SocietyNorthwestern University
  8. 1982
    Freshman Honor SocietyNorthwestern University
  9.  
    Top 10% Class RankMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Scientific Review GroupAmerican Academy of Neurology
  2. 2014
    MemberMayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  3. 2011 - present
    Assistant DirectorCenter for Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Diseases, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  4. 2010 - present
    ChairResearch Personnel SubCommittee, Personnel Committee
  5. 2010 - present
    Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  6. 2009 - present
    Personnel Committee
  7. 2009 - present
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  8. 2007 - 2009
    MemberBasic Science Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  9. 2006 - present
    Neurology Executive Committee, Department of Neurology
  10. 2005 - 2008
    MemberMembership Advisory Committee, American Neurological Association
  11. 2005 - present
    ChairDivision of MS and Autoimmune Neurology, Department of Neurology
  12. 2004
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  13. 2004 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  14. 2003 - 2010
    Associate DirectorAdvisory Committee, General Clinical Research Center
  15. 2003 - 2009
    Section ChairSection of Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology
  16. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  17. 2002 - 2006
    MemberAdvisory Committee, General Clinical Research Center
  18. 2002
    Active MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  19. 2002 - present
    MemberBiospecimens Executive Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  20. 2001
    MemberMayo Research Symposium: "Building Bridges", Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2001
    MemberOrganizing Committee, Mayo Research Symposium: "Building Bridges", Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  22. 2001
    MemberMultiple Sclerosis Full-day Course, American Academy of Neurology
  23. 2001 - present
    FacultyMultiple Sclerosis Full-day Course, American Academy of Neurology
  24. 2000 - 2002
    CoordinatorClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  25. 2000 - 2002
    Course DirectorKick-off Seminar: Acute Leukoencephalopathy, American Academy of Neurology
  26. 2000 - 2002
    FacultyKick-off Seminar: Acute Leukoencephalopathy, American Academy of Neurology
  27. 2000 - 2002
    MemberKick-off Seminar: Acute Leukoencephalopathy, American Academy of Neurology
  28. 2000 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  29. 2000 - present
    MemberResearch Faculty Recruitment and Development Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  30. 1999
    MemberInternational Task Force on Clinicopathologic Correlate of the MS Lesion, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  31. 1998 - 2002
    ChairResident Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  32. 1998 - 2000
    MemberNeurology Section, American College of Physicians
  33. 1998 - 2000
    MemberMedical Knowledge Self Assessment Program, Neurology Section, American College of Physicians
  34. 1998 - present
    MemberResident Assessment Committee, Department of Neurology
  35. 1998 - present
    MemberResident Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  36. 1997
    MemberTechnology Assessment Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Integration
  37. 1997
    MemberIntravenous Immune Gamma Globulin (IVIG) for Treatment of Neurological Conditions, Technology Assessment Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Integration
  38. 1996 - 1997
    MemberOutpatient Practice Team, Practice Enhancement Project, Department of Neurology
  39. 1992 - 1994
    MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Neurology
  40.  
    Research Personnel SubCommittee, Personnel Committee
  41.  
    Research Committee
  42.  
    Research Committee
  43.  
    ChairNeuroscience Industry Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  44.  
    ReviewerNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
  45.  
    MemberCentral Society for Neurological Research
  46.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  47.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  48.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  49.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  50.  
    MemberMultiple Sclerosis Society
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