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Jin-Moo Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Jin-Moo Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Andrew B. & Gretchen P. Jones Professor
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Jin-Moo Lee is the Andrew B. & Gretchen P. Jones Professor in Neurology and the Chairman Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. He is the Neurologist-in-Chief at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. He has authored more than 200 research articles, chapters, reviews, and editorials on stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease, and the interface of these two diseases found in the elderly. His research spans the translational spectrum from cell and animal models of neurological diseases to clinical studies involving genetics and multimodal neuroimaging. Dr. Lee has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2000. A major focus of Dr. Lee’s academic career has been research mentoring — he has mentored almost a dozen K-awardees — and has received several awards for mentorship, including the Sven Eliasson Award for Teaching Excellence and the Washington University Distinguished Faculty Mentorship Award. In addition, he has received several awards for research excellence — most recently the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37 Merit Award). He graduated from Yale College with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, then attended Weill Cornell Medical College, earning an M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience. After completing residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a neurovascular fellowship at Washington University where he subsequently joined the faculty in the Department of Neurology.