Joseph Masdeu, MD, PhD
Dr. Masdeu is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, 70 book chapters, and seven books, including “Localization in Clinical Neurology,” a standard in the field now in its 7th edition, which received the 2012 best medical book award from the British Medical Association, and of “Neuroimaging,” two volumes of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology published in 2016.
He is chairman of the Neuroimaging Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology. He has been a director of the American Academy of Neurology and president of the American Society of Neuroimaging, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Masdeu is a physician scientist who holds the Graham Family Distinguished Endowed Chair in Neurological Science and directs the Nantz National Alzheimer Center and Neuroimaging at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and the Houston Methodist Research Institute.
He has had a long-standing interest in neuroimaging, particularly after he completed a Neuropathology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. At the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York he led a project on Alzheimer’s disease that resulted in the identification of an early imaging biomarker of the disease. His research on this disorder continued while he was Professor and Chairman of Neurology at the New York Medical College, position which he held for 13 years, and also after he was recruited as Chairman of Neurosciences at the University of Navarra, in his native Spain. Developments in neuroimaging and genetics, led him to join in 2008 the Section of Integrative Neuroimaging of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, until 2014, when he came to Houston Methodist.