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James F. Meschia, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Appointments

James 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.

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  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

Certifications

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

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    External Consultant for the Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center re-applicationUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  2. 2018
    A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology
  3. 2017
    Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Teacher Recognition AwardGraduate Medical Education
  4. 2013
    Mayo Clinic - Karolinska Institutet Collaborative Travel AwardMayo Clinic - Karolinska Institutet Collaborative Program
  5. 2013
    Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Academy of Neurology
  6. 2011
    Outstanding Service on the Stroke CDE Working GroupNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  7. 2011
    Best DoctorBest Doctors Database
  8. 2011
    Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Academy of Neurology
  9. 2010
    2010 Outstanding Course DirectorMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2009
    Resident Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurology
  11. 2006
    Myron and Jane Hanley Career Development Award in Stroke ResearchMayo Clinic
  12. 2005
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  13. 2003
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  14. 2002
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  15. 2001
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  16. 1999
    Robert and Clarice Smith Fellowship Foundation AwardMayo Clinic
  17. 1996
    Irwin Levy Prize for Undergraduate TeachingWashington University School of Medicine
  18. 1992
    Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research PrizeThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  19. 1991
    Paul Ehrlich Medical Student Research AwardThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    AdvocateAmerican Heart Association
  2. 2019 - present
    Academic LiaisonLiaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation, MMS Work Group, Mayo Medical School
  3. 2018
    2016 Annual Meeting Program CommitteeAmerican Academy of Neurology
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine
  5. 2013 - 2023
    ChairNINDS
  6. 2013 - 2017
    MemberAcademic Appointment and Promotion Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  7. 2013 - 2014
    Committee MemberStroke Scientific Statement Oversight Committee, American Heart Association
  8. 2013
    ChairData and Safety Monitoring Board, Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  9. 2013
    Topic Chair65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology
  10. 2013
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerRosetrees Trust
  11. 2013
    MemberPrevention Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  12. 2012
    Committee MemberScientific Program Subcommittee, 64th Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy of Neurology
  13. 2012
    Panel MemberNETT Special Emphasis Panel, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  14. 2012
    Topic Chair64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology
  15. 2011 - present
    MemberScientific Program Advisory Committee, American Neurological Association
  16. 2010
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerAgency for Science, Technology and Research
  17. 2010 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Florida Research Operations Management Team, Executive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  18. 2009 - 2013
    MemberMichael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  19. 2009
    Co-ChairAnnual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  20. 2009
    MemberInitial Meeting at AAN Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Stroke Common Data Element (CDE) Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  21. 2009
    ParticipantRepository Advisory Meeting, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  22. 2009
    MemberStroke Common Data Element (CDE) Working Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  23. 2009
    MemberSelection Committee for Editor-in-Chief of Stroke, American Heart Association
  24. 2009
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerThe ONLUS Fondazione Telethon
  25. 2008
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerGene-environment interaction in human atherosclerosis (P19577-B05), Austrian Science Fund
  26. 2008
    MemberWriting Group: Primary Prevention Guidelines, American Heart Association
  27. 2008 - present
    ReviewerScholarly Opportunity Award, Department of Development
  28. 2008 - present
    MemberVascular Neurology subspecialty examination, Test Assembly, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  29. 2007 - present
    Founding MemberInternational Stroke Genetics Consortium
  30. 2006
    MemberGenomics/Proteomics Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  31. 2006
    Co-Chair in GeneticsStroke Progress Review Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  32. 2006 - present
    MemberCommunity Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  33. 2006 - present
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  34. 2005 - 2007
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  35. 2005 - 2007
    Abstract GraderAmerican Academy of Neurology
  36. 2005 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  37. 2004 - 2005
    SpeakerVascular Cognitive Impairment Harmonization Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  38. 2004
    Medical DirectorSt. Luke's Hospital Stroke Center
  39. 2004
    MemberRaymond Adams Neurogenetics Fellowship Grant Review Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  40. 2004
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  41. 2003
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  42. 2003
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerResearch into Ageing (UK)
  43. 2003
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  44. 2002 - 2004
    Co-ChairNeurology/Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology
  45. 2002
    Ad Hoc ReviewerResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  46. 2002
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  47. 2002
    MemberStroke Disparities Advisory Panel, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  48. 2002
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  49. 2002
    MemberHuman Genetics Resource Center at the Coriell Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  50. 2001
    ChairResearch Committee, Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology
  51. 2001
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  52. 2001
    Honorary MemberMexican Stroke Association
  53. 2001
    MemberStroke Progress Review Group, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  54. 2000 - 2001
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  55. 2000
    Ad Hoc ReviewerResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  56. 2000
    Alumni Association, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  57. 2000
    Session Co-ChairAmerican Academy of Neurology
  58. 1999 - 2007
    MemberSmith Fellowship Selection Committee, Department of Neurology
  59. 1999
    MemberResidency Application Committee, Department of Neurology
  60. 1999 - present
    MemberHospital Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  61. 1998 - 2000
    Member"Anticoagulants and Antithrombotic Agents in Acute Stroke" Guidelines Writing Committee, American Academy of Neurology / American Heart Association
  62. 1998
    MemberProposal for Cerebrovascular Fellowship, Writing Committee, Department of Neurology
  63. 1995 - present
    MemberJohns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
  64. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  65.  
    MemberOffice of the Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  66.  
    MemberNeurology Genetics Interest Group, Department of Neurology
  67.  
    Scientific ReviewerChief Scientist Office's Biomedical and Therapeutic Research Committee, Scotland, UK

Publications

Research activities

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