DepartmentsNeurologyLocationJacksonville, FloridaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Appointments 904-953-0856 Request an appointment online Biographical summaryJames Meschia, M.D., is a vascular neurologist who served as Chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida from 2012 to 2021. His clinical interests include inherited cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and CARASIL as well as the medical management of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to complete an internal medicine internship in his home state at the University of Colorado. He then completed a neurology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a vascular neurology fellowship at Indiana University. From there he joined Mayo Clinic staff. Dr. Meschia has authored more than 300 indexed scientific publications and has served on the editorial boards of Stroke, the European Journal of Neurology, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, and Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He has been a member of several scientific review groups for NIH NINDS and the American Heart Association and is a fellow of the Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and the American Heart Association. Under Dr. Meschia's leadership, Mayo Clinic in Florida became the first site in the Mayo Foundation to receive disease-specific certification for stroke by the Joint Commission. In addition, the Florida State Agency for Health Care Administration recognized Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. His early research focused on genetic risk factors for ischemic stroke. He was Principal Investigator of the first multicenter genome-wide association study of ischemic stroke, known as ISGS, and Principal Investigator of the only multicenter affected sibling pair study of ischemic stroke, known as SWISS. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Carotid Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) and has been co-Principal Investigator of the CREST-2 trial comparing intensive medical management to revascularization in asymptomatic patients. Conditions treatedCentral nervous system vascular malformationsCerebrovascular diseaseStroke Procedures performedTelestroke Interests Cerebrovascular disease Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education1997Fellow - Vascular NeurologyIndiana University School of Medicine1996Resident - NeurologyWashington University School of Medicine1993Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center1992MDThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine1990Fellow - NeuroscienceThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine1987BA - ChemistryColumbia UniversityShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2006Vascular NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology1997NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAwards and honors2018External Consultant for the Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center re-applicationUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center2018A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology2017Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Teacher Recognition AwardGraduate Medical Education2013Mayo Clinic - Karolinska Institutet Collaborative Travel AwardMayo Clinic - Karolinska Institutet Collaborative Program2013Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Academy of Neurology2011Outstanding Service on the Stroke CDE Working GroupNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2011Best DoctorBest Doctors Database2011Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Academy of Neurology20102010 Outstanding Course DirectorMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2009Resident Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurology2006Myron and Jane Hanley Career Development Award in Stroke ResearchMayo Clinic2005FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology2003Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization2002MemberAmerican Neurological Association2001FellowAmerican Heart Association1999Robert and Clarice Smith Fellowship Foundation AwardMayo Clinic1996Irwin Levy Prize for Undergraduate TeachingWashington University School of Medicine1992Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research PrizeThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine1991Paul Ehrlich Medical Student Research AwardThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2019 - presentAdvocateAmerican Heart Association2019 - presentAcademic LiaisonLiaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation, MMS Work Group, Mayo Medical School20182016 Annual Meeting Program CommitteeAmerican Academy of Neurology2018 - presentMemberDepartment of Internal Medicine2013 - 2023ChairNINDS2013 - 2017MemberAcademic Appointment and Promotion Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2013 - 2014Committee MemberStroke Scientific Statement Oversight Committee, American Heart Association2013ChairData and Safety Monitoring Board, Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke2013Topic Chair65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology2013Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerRosetrees Trust2013MemberPrevention Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2012Committee MemberScientific Program Subcommittee, 64th Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy of Neurology2012Panel MemberNETT Special Emphasis Panel, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2012Topic Chair64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology2011 - presentMemberScientific Program Advisory Committee, American Neurological Association2010Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerAgency for Science, Technology and Research2010 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Florida Research Operations Management Team, Executive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2009 - 2013MemberMichael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology2009Co-ChairAnnual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology2009MemberInitial Meeting at AAN Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Stroke Common Data Element (CDE) Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke2009ParticipantRepository Advisory Meeting, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2009MemberStroke Common Data Element (CDE) Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2009MemberSelection Committee for Editor-in-Chief of Stroke, American Heart Association2009Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerThe ONLUS Fondazione Telethon2008Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerGene-environment interaction in human atherosclerosis (P19577-B05), Austrian Science Fund2008MemberWriting Group: Primary Prevention Guidelines, American Heart Association2008 - presentReviewerScholarly Opportunity Award, Department of Development2008 - presentMemberVascular Neurology subspecialty examination, Test Assembly, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology2007 - presentFounding MemberInternational Stroke Genetics Consortium2006MemberGenomics/Proteomics Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees2006Co-Chair in GeneticsStroke Progress Review Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2006 - presentMemberCommunity Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees2006 - presentAbstract GraderAmerican Heart Association2005 - 2007MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees2005 - 2007Abstract GraderAmerican Academy of Neurology2005 - presentFellowAmerican Academy of Neurology2004 - 2005SpeakerVascular Cognitive Impairment Harmonization Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2004Medical DirectorSt. Luke's Hospital Stroke Center2004MemberRaymond Adams Neurogenetics Fellowship Grant Review Committee, American Academy of Neurology2004MemberAmerican Neurological Association2003MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2003Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerResearch into Ageing (UK)2003Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust2002 - 2004Co-ChairNeurology/Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology2002Ad Hoc ReviewerResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2002ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology2002MemberStroke Disparities Advisory Panel, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2002DiplomateAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology2002MemberHuman Genetics Resource Center at the Coriell Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2001ChairResearch Committee, Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology2001FellowAmerican Heart Association2001Honorary MemberMexican Stroke Association2001MemberStroke Progress Review Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2000 - 2001MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology2000Ad Hoc ReviewerResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2000Alumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2000Session Co-ChairAmerican Academy of Neurology1999 - 2007MemberSmith Fellowship Selection Committee, Department of Neurology1999MemberResidency Application Committee, Department of Neurology1999 - presentMemberHospital Practice Committee, Department of Neurology1998 - 2000Member"Anticoagulants and Antithrombotic Agents in Acute Stroke" Guidelines Writing Committee, American Academy of Neurology / American Heart Association1998MemberProposal for Cerebrovascular Fellowship, Writing Committee, Department of Neurology1995 - presentMemberJohns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Center1994 - presentMemberAmerican Academy of Neurology MemberOffice of the Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine MemberNeurology Genetics Interest Group, Department of Neurology Scientific ReviewerChief Scientist Office's Biomedical and Therapeutic Research Committee, Scotland, UKShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. 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