Dean M. Wingerchuk, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departments

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dean M. Wingerchuk, M.D., is a neurologist and clinical epidemiologist with specialty expertise in neuroimmunology. He is the director of the Mayo Clinic Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO/NMOSD; Devic's disease)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Myelopathies (spinal cord syndromes)
  • Other CNS inflammatory diseases

Dr. Wingerchuk is the principal investigator for several research trials of treatments of both neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis, and he studies diagnosis, symptoms and outcomes of these diseases. Dr. Wingerchuk is also active in medical student and resident education and is the director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona Evidence-Based Research, Training, and Informatics (MERIT) Center, which focuses on teaching and application of evidence-based medicine principles to neurological clinical practice and research.

  1. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  2. Demyelinating disease
  3. Multiple sclerosis
  4. Myelopathy
  5. Neuromyelitis optica
  6. Transverse myelitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Opticospinal forms of multiple sclerosis
  • ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis)
  • Myelopathy
  • Health research methodology
  • Clinical outcome measure research
  • Evidence-based clinical practice, education, and curriculum design
  • Systemic reviews and meta-analyses

Phoenix, Arizona

  1. 2000
    MSc - Health Research Methodology and Clinical EpidemiologyMcMaster University
  2. 2000
    Fellow - Clinical Neuroimmunology/Multiple SclerosisUniversity of Western Ontario
  3. 1998
    Fellow - Clinical NeuroimmunologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1997
    Resident - NeurologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1994
    Resident - Preliminary Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1993
    MD - with Great DistinctionUniversity of Saskatchewan
  7. 1992
    BScMD - Thesis: Effects of acute (-)-deprenyl administration on dopamine metabolism in an animal model of Parkinson's disease. Advisors: AV Juorio, PhD; IA Paterson, PhD; AH Rajput, MDNeuropsychiatric Research Unit, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  8. 1992
    BSc - Magna cum laudeUniversity of Saskatchewan

Certifications

  1. 1998
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2007
    Top Mayo Clinic Arizona CME Faculty PresenterMayo Clinic
  2. 2006
    Mayo CME Course, “Bringing Best Evidence into Clinical Practice”Pfizer
  3. 2006
    Poster Prize FinalistECTRIMS Meeting, Madrid, Spain
  4. 2004
    Mayo CME Course, “Bringing Best Evidence into Clinical Practice"Pfizer
  5. 2004
    Clinician Education (CE) Award. MERIT Center Curriculum DevelopmentMayo Foundation
  6. 2003
    CE-10 Program Award: Program Extension: Development of a Multidepartmental Evidence-based Educational ProgramMayo Clinic in Arizona
  7. 2003
    Outstanding Course Director (with co-director, Jonathan Carter, MD) for “Multiple Sclerosis: Update and Evidence-Based Management”Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2002
    CE-10 Program Award: Development of a Multi-departmental Evidence-based Medicine Educational ProgramMayo Clinic in Arizona
  9. 2002
    Ed Grant - MERIT Center, Mayo Clinic ArizonaBoehringer-Ingelheim Inc.
  10. 2002
    Marquis Who's Who in Health CareMarquis Who's Who
  11. 2002
    Best Doctors in America (Infectious and Demyelinating Diseases)Awarding Organization
  12. 2001
    Service Recognition AwardNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Desert Southwest Chapter
  13. 1999
    Mayo Foundation ScholarMayo Clinic
  14. 1997
    Henry W. Woltman Award for Superior Performance in Clinical NeurologyDepartment of Neurology
  15. 1993
    Upjohn Award in Clinical PharmacologyUniversity of Saskatchewan
  16. 1993
    Hewlett-Packard Award in Internal MedicineUniversity of Saskatchewan
  17. 1993
    Ciba-Geigy Award in NeurologyUniversity of Saskatchewan
  18. 1993
    McLean Silver MedalFaculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  19. 1987
    Scholarships (Undergraduate and College of Medicine)University of Saskatchewan
  20. 1987
    Alumni Association ScholarshipUniversity of Saskatchewan
  21. 1987
    Governor General Bronze Medal NomineeAwarding Organization
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Professional memberships

  1. 2008 - present
    MemberMayo Thematic Council, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  2. 2008 - present
    MemberSpace Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  3. 2007 - 2009
    Committee Member /AuthorMKSAP 15 Neurology, Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), American College of Physicians
  4. 2007 - 2008
    Abstract ReviewerScientific Peer Review, American Neurological Association
  5. 2007
    DirectorMayo Clinic Division of Demyelinating Diseases Retreat, Department of Neurology
  6. 2007 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2007 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Information Technology Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  8. 2007 - present
    ChairOversight Committee (ACRSOC), Clinical Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  9. 2007 - present
    MemberPanel on MS Causation, American Academy of Neurology
  10. 2007 - present
    MemberQuality Standards Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  11. 2007 - present
    MemberEBM Toolkit Work Group, American Academy of Neurology
  12. 2006 - present
    MemberExecutive Council, Research Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  13. 2006 - present
    DirectorThree-Shield Alignment Day, Research Component, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  14. 2006 - present
    Co-ChairMayo Clinic/Arizona State University Grant Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  15. 2006 - present
    MemberArizona Neurological Society
  16. 2006 - present
    Elected MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  17. 2006 - present
    Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  18. 2006 - present
    MemberConsortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Task Force on Consensus Conferences
  19. 2005 - present
    Vice Chair for Clinical ResearchClinical Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  20. 2005 - 2008
    Editorial ConsultantPhysicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER) project, American College of Physicians
  21. 2005 - 2006
    ChairOperations Subcommittee, Clinical Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  22. 2005 - 2006
    ChairOperations Committee, Neurology Research Committee, Department of Neurology
  23. 2005
    Medical DirectorScottsdale Campus, Clinical Studies Unit (MCS), Department of Research
  24. 2005
    DirectorMayo Clinic Division of Demyelinating Diseases Retreat, Department of Neurology
  25. 2005 - present
    Vice ChairResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  26. 2005 - present
    AuthorMultiple Sclerosis Module, Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER) project, American College of Physicians
  27. 2005 - present
    MemberMultiple Sclerosis Section, American Academy of Neurology
  28. 2004 - 2005
    AuthorNeurology Update, MKSAP 13, Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), American College of Physicians
  29. 2004 - present
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Research Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  30. 2004 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  31. 2003 - 2007
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  32. 2003 - 2005
    Associate DirectorClinical Studies Unit (MCS), Department of Research
  33. 2003 - 2005
    MemberClinical Studies Unit Advisory Committee, Clinical Studies Unit (MCS), Department of Research
  34. 2003
    MemberClinician Educator (CE-10) Award Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  35. 2003
    DirectorMayo Clinic Division of Demyelinating Diseases Retreat, Department of Neurology
  36. 2003 - present
    MemberClinical Studies Unit Advisory Subcommittee, Research Operations Management Team, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  37. 2003 - present
    MemberResidency Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  38. 2002 - 2004
    MemberNeurology Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  39. 2002 - 2004
    Vice ChairClinical Studies Unit Advisory Committee, Clinical Studies Unit (MCS), Department of Research
  40. 2002 - 2003
    MemberUndergraduate Medical Education Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  41. 2002 - 2003
    MemberPatient Safety Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  42. 2002 - present
    Co-DirectorMERIT Center (Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Evidence-Based Education, Research, Informatics, and Training)
  43. 2002 - present
    Co-FounderMERIT Center (Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Evidence-Based Education, Research, Informatics, and Training)
  44. 2002 - present
    Co-DirectorEBCP: Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Evidence-based Clinical Practice Curricula, MERIT Center (Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Evidence-Based Education, Research, Informatics, and Training)
  45. 2001 - 2003
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  46. 2001 - present
    Consortium PhysicianTransverse Myelitis Association
  47. 2001 - present
    MemberArizona Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  48. 2000 - present
    Co-DirectorMultiple Sclerosis Center
  49. 2000 - 2005
    MemberLibrary Advisory Subcommittee, Education Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  50. 2000 - present
    MemberAcademic Affairs Committee, Department of Neurology
  51. 1999
    ExaminerCertification Examination, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  52. 1998 - present
    MemberSteering Committee, Devic's Disease Study Group
  53. 1998 - present
    MemberCanadian Neurological Society
  54. 1995 - 1997
    MemberResident Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  55. 1995 - 1997
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  56. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  57. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  58. 1989 - present
    MemberCanadian Medical Association
  59.  
    MemberClinical Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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