Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, recognized internationally for his research on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of brain injury, has been named head of the Department of Neurology and the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He will begin in his new role Sept. 1.
Currently the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and chief of the cerebrovascular disease section in the Department of Neurology, Lee was selected from a pool of distinguished international candidates. Noted for the many collaborations he has helped forge at the university, Lee is also a professor of radiology and of biomedical engineering, as well as co-director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University, and co-chair of BJC HealthCare’s stroke care clinical program.
“I am so pleased that Jin-Moo Lee will be the next head of the Department of Neurology, particularly as the School of Medicine moves closer to opening our new, state-of-the art neuroscience research building,” said David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs, the George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor. “Dr. Lee is a brilliant scientist who other scientists and clinicians line up to work with — not only because of his very highly regarded research delving into cellular and molecular aspects of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases, but also because of his stellar reputation in bringing teams together to advance clinical care through research, and his championing of other scientists and clinicians. Dr. David Holtzman, the department’s current head, has been amazing in this role and leaves extremely large shoes to fill. I’m confident Jin-Moo can lead us into this next era in which exceptional clinicians, educators and scientists are together contributing to advances in health and biomedicine.”