About Dr. Wszolek

Zbigniew K. Wszolek, M.D., is a consultant at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., a Professor of Neurology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a courtesy Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, in Gainesville, Florida.

He graduated from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. His postgraduate training included a neurology residency, as well as clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders and positron emission tomography fellowships in the United States and Canada. He is a board-certified neurologist, clinical neurophysiologist and electrodiagnostic medicine consultant. His scientific interests are in the field of the genetics of Parkinson's disease and related conditions.

Dr. Wszolek is a fellow member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association, an honorary member of the Polish Neurological Society and the Section of Extrapyramidal Disorders of the Polish Neurological Society.

He served as chair of the Division of Movement Disorders at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Mayo Clinic in Florida from 2009 to 2012. He also served as a treasurer of the World Federation of Neurology Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders from 2009 to 2011 and currently serves as councilor of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

He serves as co-editor-in-chief of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders and as regional editor for European Journal of Neurology. He also served as co-editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of Neurology. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Neuron, Brain, Annals of Neurology, Neurology and others. He has been an invited speaker for many national and international meetings and holds several patents for discoveries related to genetics of Parkinsonism.