Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
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Costantino Iadecola, M.D.

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About

Biography

Costantino Iadecola, M.D. is the Director and Chair of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. His research focuses on the basic mechanisms of neurovascular function and on the cellular and molecular alterations underlying ischemic brain injury, neurodegeneration and other conditions associated with cognitive impairment.

A pioneer in establishing the concept of neurovascular unit, Dr. Iadecola has championed the involvement of neurovascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases, and the role of innate immunity and the microbiome in ischemic brain injury. He has published over 390 papers in peer-reviewed journals and plays a leadership role in research organizations and funding agencies in the US and abroad. He has been involved, as editor or editorial board member, in several journals including Circulation research, Stroke, Hypertension, the Journal of Neuroscience, and the Annals of Neurology. Dr. Iadecola has received the McHenry Award from the American Academy of Neurology, two Jacob Javits Awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Willis Award-the highest honor in stroke research bestowed by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Zenith Fellow Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Excellence Award in Hypertension Research (Novartis) from the Hypertension Council of the AHA, and the Chancellor’s Award in Neuroscience from Louisiana State University.  In 2015, he was elected to the Association of American Physicians. In 2019 Dr. Iadecola was selected Distinguished Scientist by the AHA and in 2021 he received the Basic Science Prize from the AHA. Clarivate Analytics lists Dr. Iadecola as one of world’s “Highly Cited Researchers” for ranking in the top one percent of the most-cited authors in the field of neuroscience and behavioral sciences.

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Awards:

L.C. McHenry Award of the American Academy of Neurology (1990)

Dr. Louis Sklarow Award (1993)

Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (1993)

Javits Award by NIH/NINDS, R37 NS34179 (1999)

Willis Award, American Heart Association-American Stroke Association (2009)

Zenith Fellow Award, Alzheimer’s Association (2011)

Javits Award by NIH/NINDS, R37 NS89323 (2015)

Excellence Award in Hypertension Research (Novartis), Hypertension Council, American Heart Association (2015)

Chancellor’s Award, Louisiana State University, New Orleans (2016)

Distinguished Scientist, American Heart Association (2019)

Basic Research Prize, American Heart Association (2021)

 

Honors:

Board of Directors, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (1997-2001)

Chair, Brain Study Group 1, American Heart Association (2001-2003)

Member, Research Committee, American Heart Association (2001-2006)

Member, Leadership Committee, Stroke Council, American Heart Association (2001-2007)

Chair, National Research Programs Subcommittee, American Heart Association (2003-2005)

Chair, Membership Committee, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (2001-2003)

Chair, NSD-A Study Section, NINDS/NIH (2005-2007)

Chair, NHLBI Working Group on Cerebrovascular Biology and Disease (2005)

Co-Chair, NINDS-CSN Vascular Cognitive Impairment Harmonization Standards (2005)

Chair, Program Committee, International Stroke Conference, American Heart Association (2005-2006)

Liaison Co-chair, NIH/NINDS, Stroke Progress Review Group Cerebrovascular Biology and Neurovascular Unit (2006);

Chair, Program Committee Brain 07 meeting, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (2006-2007)

Chair, Bugher Centers Review, American Heart Association (2007)

President (Chair), Scientific Advisory Committee, Fondation Leducq (2009-2012)

Member, Writing Group, Scientific Statement “Vascular Cognitive Impairment”, American Heart Association (2009-2010)

Chair, ZNS1 SRB Review Committee, NINDS (2010-12)

Co-chair, NIH/NINDS, Stroke Progress Review Group – Vascular Dementia (2001)

Liaison Co-chair, NIH/NINDS, Stroke Progress Review Group - Cerebrovascular Biology and Neurovascular Unit (2011)

Advisory Board Member, Munich Institute of Stroke and Dementia Research (2011-present)

Member, NIH/NINDS, Stroke Research Planning Workgroup (2012)

Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Workshop: Improving Translation of Animal Models for Nervous System Disorders, Institute of Medicine (2012)

Member, Scientific Council, DHU NeuroVasc Sorbonne Paris-Cite, Paris France (2012-present)

Member, Advisory Board, TargetBrain European Union Consortium (2012-present);

Member, Stroke Section Strategic Plan, American Academy of Neurology (2012-present)

Member, Vascular Contributions to AD-related Dementia Panel, NINDS/NIH (2013)

Member, Advisory Board, Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), Munich (2013-present);

Member, Oversight Committee Bugher IV, Bugher Foundation, American Heart Association (2014-present)

Member, Advisory Board, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA (2014-2017)

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Canada (2014)

Chair, Writing Group, Scientific Statement: “Hypertension and Cognitive Impairment”, American Heart Association (2015-2016)

Elected Member, Association of American Physician (2015)

Member, Global Alzheimer’s Leadership Series (GoALS) (2016)

Honorary Member, French Society of Neurology (2016)

Member, Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia Summit (Vascular Cognitive Impairment Dementia), NINDS (2016)

Member, Working Group on Lipids and Lipoprotein Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease, NHLBI (2016)

Member, Steering Committee, NIH Workshop - Translational Stroke Research: Vision and Opportunities, NINDS (2016)

Co-Chair, Writing Group, Scientific Statement: “Defining Optimal Brain Health”, American Heart Association (2017-2018)

Board of Directors, American Journal of Hypertension (2018-present)

Highly cited researcher” Clarivate Analytics (top 1% of most cited authors in the field of neuroscience and behavioral science)

Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Diverse Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Program, NIH/NINDS (2021)

 

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Neuroscience (Editorial Board; Reviewing Editor)

Annals of Neurology

Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Stroke (Associate Editor, Basic Science; Consulting Editor)

American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circ. Physiology)

Cognitive Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Guest Editor)

Circulation (Guest Editor)

Hypertension (Guest Editor)

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Neuroscience - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy), 1977

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