Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, is the Andrew B. & Gretchen P. Jones Professor, Chairman of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, and Neurologist-in-Chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lee is a physician-scientist and vascular neurologist, who has been studying the pathogenesis of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, and the interface of these two diseases of the elderly. His research spans the translational spectrum from cell and animal models of neurological diseases to clinical studies involving genetics and multimodal neuroimaging of patients. Dr. Lee has published more than 200 research articles, chapters, reviews and editorials. In addition, he 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 more than a dozen K-awardees—and has received several awards for mentorship, including the Sven Eliasson Award for Teaching Excellence and the Washington University Distinguish Faculty Mentorship Award. In addition, he has received several awards for research excellence—most recently the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37 Merit Award). Dr. Lee graduated from Yale College with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, then attended Weill Cornell Medical College, earning an MD and PhD 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.


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