Zbigniew K. Wszolek, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Electrodiagnostic Physician

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Dr. Zbigniew K. Wszolek is a Consultant at Mayo Clinic, a Professor of Neurology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and a Courtesy Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Gainesville, Florida.

His scientific interests are in the field of clinical genetics of neurodegenerative conditions. His accomplishments include:

  • Has been instrumental in the discovery of the several genes in which the mutations produce the clinical signs of Parkinsonism, dementia, dystonia, ataxia, and others.
  • Served as a clinical core leader on the NIH M. K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence, which was awarded to the Mayo Clinic Florida since 1999.
  • Served as a Treasurer and later as a Councilor of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (2007-2015).
  • Serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and Associate Editor of European Journal of Neurology.
  • Holds several patents for discoveries related to the genetics of Parkinsonism.
  • He is on the Thomson-Reuters list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015, 2016".
  1. Ataxia
  2. Dystonia
  3. Parkinsonism
  4. Parkinson's disease
  1. Botox injection
  • Clinical Assessment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  1. 1992
    Clinical Fellowship - Movement Disorders and Positron Emission TomographyUniversity of British Columbia
  2. 1991
    Fellow - Clinical NeurophysiologySection of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology
  3. 1989
    Fellow - Neuro-Ophthalmology Mini-Fellowship (as 4 month outside rotation during Neurology Residency)Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  4. 1989
    Resident - NeurologyCreighton-Nebraska Neurology Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  5. 1986
    InternshipDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  6. 1974
    Transitional Internship - Departments of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Surgery, Complex of Health Care Hospitals, Bytom, PolandComplex of Health Care Hospitals
  7. 1973
    MDSilesian Medical Academy

Certifications

  1. 1993
    Electrodiagnostic MedicineAmerican Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  2. 1992
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Ramasamy Udayar Oration in Neurosciences presentation Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachanda University;Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  2. 2016
    The 2016 Team Science Award for the outstanding contributions in advancing team science at Mayo Clinic Neurology Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2016
    Congress Honorary GuestIX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  4. 2016
    Inaugural Lecture IX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  5. 2015
    Health Care Heroes, Awardee for ResearchThe Jacksonville Business Journal (jacksonville.bizjournals.com)
  6. 2015
    Granting the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” Medical University of Silesia
  7. 2015
    Commemorative plaque for serving on IAPRD Board (2007-2015) in appreciation for the continuous endeavors, sharing valuable time and precious expertiseInternational Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD)
  8. 2014
    Distinguished Membership Japanese Society of Neurology
  9. 2014
    Robert A. Utterback 38TH Annual Memorial Lectureship AwardUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurology
  10. 2012
    Fifth Annual Robert W. Hervey Distinguished Lecture on Parkinson's Disease AwardMethodist Neurological Institute
  11. 2011
    The John A. Beals Award for Medical Research in the Original Investigation category, 1st PlaceDuval County Medical Society
  12. 2007
    John Whitaker Visiting Professorship AwardAmerican Neurological Association
  13. 2006
    The Honorary MembershipSection of Extrapyramidal Disorders of Polish Neurological Society
  14. 2006
    Health Care Heroes Super Scientist Finalist AwardThe Jacksonville Business Journal (jacksonville.bizjournals.com)
  15. 2005
    Parkinson Forschungspreis 2005Die Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Switzerland
  16. 2005
    Donald Calne Lectureship AwardParkinson Society of Canada
  17. 2004
    The John A. Beals Award for Medical Research Clinical ObservationThe Duval County Medical Society
  18. 2000
    "Dystonia Doctor of Excellence" Award for Devoted Service to Dystonia-Affected FamiliesThe Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, The Rocky Mountain Region
  19. 1994
    Top TeacherDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Student Education Office
  20. 1994
    Outstanding Award for Scientific Display 'How Well Researched' Entitled 'EEG Findings in Liver Transplant Patients'62nd Annual Postgraduate Assembly of the Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society
  21. 1968
    Dean's ListSilesian Medical Academy
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    International MemberThe 13th International Conference On Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases, AD/PD™
  2. 2016
    Committee MemberIX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  3. 2015
    AppointeePrize Committee of the Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation
  4. 2015
    Members Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  5. 2015
    Chairs Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  6. 2015
    s Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberJapanese Society of Neurology
  8. 2013 - 2014
    MemberWorkgroup on the Section's Strategic Plan Committee, Movement Disorders Section, American Academy of Neurology
  9. 2013
    Co-ChairSymposium 22: Genetics of Neurodegeneration 1, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  10. 2013
    Co-ChairSymposium 44: Genetics of Neurodegeneration 2, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  11. 2013
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  12. 2013
    Chairzgu], wyzwania i nadzieje & Projekt Poznania Ludzkiego Mo, Challenges and Hope & Human Brain Project [Sympozjum: Neurologia XXI Wieku
  13. 2013
    ChairProceedings Committee, XX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberFinance Committee, International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias
  15. 2012
    Scientific AdvisorWFN-APRD & NIMHANS
  16. 2012
    Scientific AdvisorWFN-APRD & NIMHANS
  17. 2011 - 2015
    CouncilorInternational Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
  18. 2011 - 2012
    CouncilorAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  19. 2011
    MemberAd-hoc Task Force Botulinum Toxins, Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  20. 2011
    MemberPrize Committee, Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland
  21. 2011
    Meeting ParticipantAd-hoc Conference on Establishing Diagnostic Criteria for Perry Syndrome
  22. 2011
    Advisory Board Member10th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2011
  23. 2011
    Co-Chair10th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2011
  24. 2011
    Committee ChairXIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  25. 2011
    ChairpersonParallel Session: Genotypes and phenotypes: sporadic Parkinson's disease, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  26. 2011
    Invited SpeakerParallel Session: Genotypes and phenotypes: sporadic Parkinson's disease, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  27. 2011
    ChairParallel Session: Meet the Editors of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  28. 2011
    Invited SpeakerParallel Session: Meet the Editors of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  29. 2010
    MemberTask Force for Biospecimen Use
  30. 2010
    Invited ParticipantiPSC Consortia Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  31. 2010
    Session ChairBiomarkers for Lewy Body Disease, Pathway to Discovery and Validation Symposium, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  32. 2010
    Invited ParticipantBiomarkers for Lewy Body Disease, Pathway to Discovery and Validation Symposium, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  33. 2010
    Ad Hoc Abstract Reviewer7th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
  34. 2010
    MemberPhenotyping Subgroup, Essential Tremor Consortium meeting
  35. 2010
    MemberInternal Advisory Committee, 7th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
  36. 2010
    Invited ParticipantNINDS- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Consortia Meeting, National Institutes of Health
  37. 2010 - present
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  38. 2009 - 2011
    TreasurerAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  39. 2009
    Co-ChairParallel Session on Etiology and Pathophysiology of PD and DLB, 9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  40. 2009
    Member9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  41. 2009
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, 9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  42. 2009
    MemberOrganizing Committee, XVIII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Miami Beach, Florida
  43. 2009
    Advisory Board MemberEuropean Project on Mendelian Forms of Parkinson's Disease; Grant agreement no: 241791, Seventh Framework Programme, Health, Theme: Rare neurological disease, Project acronym: MEFOPA, European Union Funding Agency
  44. 2009
    FounderAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  45. 2009
    FounderFoundation of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  46. 2009 - present
    TreasurerFoundation of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  47. 2008
    Session ChairScientific Session: Selected Oral Presentations, 6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  48. 2008
    Ad Hoc Abstract Reviewer61st Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology
  49. 2008
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerOffice of Research & Development Program, Cooperative Studies Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  50. 2008
    MemberSpheramine Genetics Advisory Panel, Bayer Schering Pharma
  51. 2008
    Member6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  52. 2008
    MemberInternational Advisory Board, 6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  53. 2008 - present
    Honorary MemberPolish Neurological Society
  54. 2007 - 2009
    MemberAward Committee for John A. Beals Award for Medical Research & G. Shahin Award for Research by a Physician in Training in Duval County, Duval County Medical Society
  55. 2007 - 2009
    TreasurerResearch Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  56. 2007
    Session Co-ChairOral Presentations: Progranulinopathies, 8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  57. 2007
    Member8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  58. 2007
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, 8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  59. 2007
    MemberPrize Committee, Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland
  60. 2007
    MemberXVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  61. 2007
    MemberScientific Program Executive Committee, XVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  62. 2007
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, XVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  63. 2006
    MemberParkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders. New Advances in Understanding and Treatment. Mayo Clinic Faculty Course Scientific Committee
  64. 2005
    MemberBoard of Governors, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  65. 2005
    MemberAward Committee for John A. Beals Award for Medical Research & G. Shahin Award for Research by a Physician in Training in Duval County, Duval County Medical Society
  66. 2005
    Member16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  67. 2005
    MemberWFN Research Group on Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Executive Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  68. 2005
    MemberScientific Advisory Board Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  69. 2005
    MemberEthics Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  70. 2005 - present
    Advisory Board MemberSoutheast Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation serving the Central and Northern Florida areas
  71. 2005 - present
    MemberSoutheast Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation serving the Central and Northern Florida areas
  72. 2003 - present
    Liaison RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Neurology
  73. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  74. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  75. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  76. 2002 - present
    Fellow MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  77. 2001 - 2009
    MemberResearch Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  78. 2001 - 2009
    MemberWorld Federation of Neurology
  79. 2001 - 2009
    MemberExecutive Committee, Research Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  80. 2001 - 2009
    MemberResearch Group on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  81. 2001 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  82. 2000 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  83. 1999
    MemberProfessorship Selection Committee for the Cora Kanow Professorship, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  84. 1998 - present
    MemberSmith Fellowship Program Reward Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  85. 1998 - present
    MemberOutpatient Service, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  86. 1996 - 1998
    MemberMedical Ethics Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  87. 1996 - 1998
    MemberEmerging Ethical Issues Subcommittee, Medical Ethics Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  88. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  89. 1995 - 1996
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  90. 1994 - 1998
    LiaisonSelf-Assessment Examination Training, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  91. 1993 - 1995
    MemberSpecial Procedure Laboratory Team, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  92. 1993 - present
    FellowAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  93. 1992 - 2002
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  94. 1992 - present
    MemberMovement Disorder Society
  95. 1991 - 1993
    Associate MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  96. 1991 - 1992
    Clinical Associate MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  97. 1991 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  98. 1991 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  99. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  100. 1987 - 1991
    Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  101. 1987 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  102.  
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
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Publications

Research activities

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