Zbigniew K. Wszolek, M.D.

  1. Electrodiagnostic Physician
  2. Neurologist

Departamentos

Grupos especializados

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Idiomas

EnglishPolish

Zbigniew K. Wszolek, M.D., is a physician in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. His interests lay in clinical genetics of neurodegenerative conditions. He 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.

He earned his medical degree at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. His postgraduate training included a neurology residency and fellowships in clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders and PET imaging in Poland, the United States, and Canada.

Dr. Wszolek holds several patents for discoveries related to the genetics of parkinsonism and has been published extensively in more than 500 peer-reviewed publications. He is a former co-editor-in-chief of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and associate editor of European Journal of Neurology. He has served as co-editor-in-chief of Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

In recognition of his work, Dr. Wszolek has received many national and international awards and honors, including Swiss, Canadian, Indian, Polish, and Japanese awards. He is on the Thomson Reuters 2015 and 2016 lists of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" and on the Clarivate Analytics list of "2017 Highly Cited Researchers." Dr. Wszolek also received an Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Medical University of Silesian and was recognized with the Distinguished Investigator Award and Team Science Award at Mayo Clinic.

In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Wszolek has been active in education and has provided mentorship to multiple visiting scientists, special project associates and research fellows, among others. He is also a courtesy professor of neurology at the College of Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

  • Clinical Assessment of Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
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Jacksonville, Florida

  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

Certificaciones

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

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2019
    Nomination to the international membership [Socius Extraneus, Sectionis Medicae]; officially notified by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington; December 6, 2019.Academia Scientiarum et Litterarum Polona Academia Scientiarum et Litterarum Polona [Polska Akedmia Umiej?tnosci]
  2. 2019
    Honorary Membership of the SocietyThe Polish-American Medical Society
  3. 2018
    Commemorative plaque for the team award for collaborative interdisciplinary research on neurodegenerative conditions Medical University Of Gdansk
  4. 2018
    Excellence in Neurology Award for dedicated service and outstanding accomplishments in neurology12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology
  5. 2017
    "2017 Highly Cited Researchers"Clarivate Analytics list
  6. 2016
    The 2016 Team Science Award for the outstanding contributions in advancing team science at Mayo Clinic Neurology Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2016
    "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2016"Thomson-Reuters list
  8. 2016
    Congress Honorary GuestIX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  9. 2016
    Inaugural Lecture IX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  10. 2016
    Ramasamy Udayar Oration in Neurosciences presentation Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachanda University;Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  11. 2015
    "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015"Thomson-Reuters list
  12. 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)
  13. 2015
    Health Care Heroes, Awardee for ResearchThe Jacksonville Business Journal (jacksonville.bizjournals.com)
  14. 2015
    Granting the title of Doctor Honoris Causa Medical University of Silesia
  15. 2014
    Robert A. Utterback 38TH Annual Memorial Lectureship AwardUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurology
  16. 2014
    Distinguished Membership Japanese Society of Neurology
  17. 2012
    Fifth Annual Robert W. Hervey Distinguished Lecture on Parkinson's Disease AwardMethodist Neurological Institute
  18. 2011
    The John A. Beals Award for Medical Research in the Original Investigation category, 1st PlaceDuval County Medical Society
  19. 2007
    John Whitaker Visiting Professorship AwardAmerican Neurological Association
  20. 2006
    Health Care Heroes Super Scientist Finalist AwardThe Jacksonville Business Journal (jacksonville.bizjournals.com)
  21. 2006
    The Honorary MembershipSection of Extrapyramidal Disorders of Polish Neurological Society
  22. 2005
    Parkinson Forschungspreis 2005Die Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Switzerland
  23. 2005
    Donald Calne Lectureship AwardParkinson Society of Canada
  24. 2004
    The John A. Beals Award for Medical Research Clinical ObservationThe Duval County Medical Society
  25. 2000
    "Dystonia Doctor of Excellence" Award for Devoted Service to Dystonia-Affected FamiliesThe Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, The Rocky Mountain Region
  26. 1994
    Top TeacherDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Student Education Office
  27. 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
  28. 1968
    Dean's ListSilesian Medical Academy

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2021
    MemberSelection Jury for the Best Case Report Contest (BCRC), 6th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine, McMaster University
  2. 2021
    Committee MemberThe 15th International Conference On Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases, AD/PD
  3. 2018
    Course ChairCurrent Status of Clinical Practice in Movement Disorders, International Scientific Medical Conference; Current Status of Clinical Practice in Movement Disorders
  4. 2018
    Plenary Session Co-ChairIII Congress of Polish Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Impairments and VII Meeting of Section of Extrapyramidal Disorders of the Polish Neurological Society
  5. 2017
    International MemberThe 13th International Conference On Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases, AD/PD™
  6. 2016
    Committee MemberIX Congress of Polish Physicians from Abroad [IX Kongres Polonii Medycznej i II Swiatowy Kongres Lekarzy Polskich]
  7. 2015
    Members Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  8. 2015
    Chairs Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  9. 2015
    s Disease and Related Disorders, XXI World Congress on Parkinson
  10. 2015
    AppointeePrize Committee of the Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberJapanese Society of Neurology
  12. 2013
    ChairProceedings Committee, XX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  13. 2013
    Chairzgu], wyzwania i nadzieje & Projekt Poznania Ludzkiego Mo, Challenges and Hope & Human Brain Project [Sympozjum: Neurologia XXI Wieku
  14. 2013
    Co-ChairSymposium 44: Genetics of Neurodegeneration 2, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  15. 2013
    Co-ChairSymposium 22: Genetics of Neurodegeneration 1, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  16. 2013
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2013
  17. 2013 - 2014
    MemberWorkgroup on the Section's Strategic Plan Committee, Movement Disorders Section, American Academy of Neurology
  18. 2013 - present
    MemberFinance Committee, International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias
  19. 2012
    Scientific AdvisorWFN-APRD & NIMHANS
  20. 2012
    Scientific AdvisorWFN-APRD & NIMHANS
  21. 2011
    Committee ChairXIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  22. 2011
    ChairpersonParallel Session: Genotypes and phenotypes: sporadic Parkinson's disease, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  23. 2011
    Invited SpeakerParallel Session: Genotypes and phenotypes: sporadic Parkinson's disease, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  24. 2011
    ChairParallel Session: Meet the Editors of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  25. 2011
    Invited SpeakerParallel Session: Meet the Editors of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  26. 2011
    Advisory Board Member10th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2011
  27. 2011
    Co-Chair10th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, AD/PD 2011
  28. 2011
    MemberAd-hoc Task Force Botulinum Toxins, Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  29. 2011
    Meeting ParticipantAd-hoc Conference on Establishing Diagnostic Criteria for Perry Syndrome
  30. 2011 - 2015
    CouncilorInternational Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
  31. 2011 - 2012
    CouncilorAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  32. 2011
    MemberPrize Committee, Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland
  33. 2010
    Invited ParticipantNINDS- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Consortia Meeting, National Institutes of Health
  34. 2010
    MemberTask Force for Biospecimen Use
  35. 2010
    MemberInternal Advisory Committee, 7th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
  36. 2010
    MemberPhenotyping Subgroup, Essential Tremor Consortium meeting
  37. 2010
    Session ChairBiomarkers for Lewy Body Disease, Pathway to Discovery and Validation Symposium, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  38. 2010
    Invited ParticipantBiomarkers for Lewy Body Disease, Pathway to Discovery and Validation Symposium, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  39. 2010
    Invited ParticipantiPSC Consortia Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  40. 2010
    Ad Hoc Abstract Reviewer7th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
  41. 2010 - present
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  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
    Co-ChairParallel Session on Etiology and Pathophysiology of PD and DLB, 9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  45. 2009
    Member9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  46. 2009
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, 9th International Conference AD/PD 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
  47. 2009 - 2011
    TreasurerAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  48. 2009
    FounderAssociation of Parkinsonsim and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  49. 2009
    FounderFoundation of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  50. 2009 - present
    TreasurerFoundation of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  51. 2008
    Session ChairScientific Session: Selected Oral Presentations, 6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  52. 2008
    Member6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  53. 2008 - present
    Honorary MemberPolish Neurological Society
  54. 2008
    MemberSpheramine Genetics Advisory Panel, Bayer Schering Pharma
  55. 2008
    Ad Hoc Abstract Reviewer61st Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology
  56. 2008
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerOffice of Research & Development Program, Cooperative Studies Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  57. 2008
    MemberInternational Advisory Board, 6th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  58. 2007
    MemberXVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  59. 2007
    MemberScientific Program Executive Committee, XVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  60. 2007
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, XVII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  61. 2007
    Session Co-ChairOral Presentations: Progranulinopathies, 8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  62. 2007
    Member8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  63. 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
  64. 2007 - 2009
    TreasurerResearch Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  65. 2007
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, 8th International Conference AD/PD 2007, Salzburg, Austria
  66. 2007
    MemberPrize Committee, Annemarie Opprecht-Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland
  67. 2006
    MemberParkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders. New Advances in Understanding and Treatment. Mayo Clinic Faculty Course Scientific Committee
  68. 2005 - present
    Advisory Board MemberSoutheast Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation serving the Central and Northern Florida areas
  69. 2005 - present
    MemberSoutheast Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation serving the Central and Northern Florida areas
  70. 2005
    Member16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  71. 2005
    MemberWFN Research Group on Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Executive Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  72. 2005
    MemberScientific Advisory Board Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  73. 2005
    MemberEthics Committee, 16th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  74. 2005
    MemberBoard of Governors, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  75. 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
  76. 2003 - present
    Liaison RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Neurology
  77. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  78. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  79. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  80. 2002 - present
    Fellow MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  81. 2001 - 2009
    MemberResearch Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  82. 2001 - 2009
    MemberWorld Federation of Neurology
  83. 2001 - 2009
    MemberExecutive Committee, Research Committee on Extrapyramidal Diseases, World Federation of Neurology
  84. 2001 - 2009
    MemberResearch Group on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology
  85. 2001 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  86. 2000 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  87. 1999
    MemberProfessorship Selection Committee for the Cora Kanow Professorship, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  88. 1998 - present
    MemberSmith Fellowship Program Reward Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  89. 1998 - present
    MemberOutpatient Service, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  90. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  91. 1996 - 1998
    MemberMedical Ethics Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  92. 1996 - 1998
    MemberEmerging Ethical Issues Subcommittee, Medical Ethics Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  93. 1995 - 1996
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  94. 1994 - 1998
    LiaisonSelf-Assessment Examination Training, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  95. 1993 - present
    FellowAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  96. 1993 - 1995
    MemberSpecial Procedure Laboratory Team, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  97. 1992 - 2002
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  98. 1992 - present
    MemberMovement Disorder Society
  99. 1991 - 1993
    Associate MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  100. 1991 - 1992
    Clinical Associate MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  101. 1991 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  102. 1991 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  103. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  104. 1987 - 1991
    Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  105. 1987 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  106.  
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees