Costantino Iadecola MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Iadecola is a clinician-scientist who is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cerebrovascular diseases and dementia. Dr. Iadecola received an MD degree from the University of Rome, Italy, and completed Neurology Residencies both at the University of Rome and at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.

After completing his training, Dr. Iadecola joined the Department of Neurology of the University of Minnesota, where he rose through the academic ranks serving as Professor and Vice-Chair for Research. In 2001, Dr. Iadecola was recruited back to Cornell as the G. C. Cotzias Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Division of Neurobiology. In 2012 Dr. Iadecola was appointed Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology, Chair and Director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, a new Department at Weill Cornell focused on basic and translational neuroscience research.

Dr. Iadecola's research focuses on the brain dysfunction and damage that underlie stroke and dementia. A particular area of interest is how cerebrovascular diseases cause cognitive impairment and the overlap between vascular cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Iadecola has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is active in several national and international research organizations and funding agencies, nationally and internationally. He has served on the Research Committee and on the Stroke Council of the AHA and chaired the Program Committee of the International Stroke Conference. He participates in focus groups and review committees at the NIH. He has been President (Chair) of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Foundation Leducq and is an advisor to the Institute of Stroke and Dementia Research (Munich, Germany), the Cluster for Systems Neurology (Munich, Germany), and the DHU NeuroVascular disease Sorbonne (Paris, France). Dr. Iadecola has served as associate editor for the AHA journal Stroke, the Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. He serves as Guest Editor for Hypertension, Circulation and for the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been on the editorial board of the Annals of Neurology, Circulation Research, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, and the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Dr. Iadecola was elected member of the ANA in 1995. He received the McHenry Award from the American Academy of Neurology, the Louis Sklarow Memorial Award, the Established Investigator Award (AHA), two Jacob Javits Awards from NINDS/NIH (1999, 2015), the Willis Award (AHA), and the Zenith Fellow Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2015 he was awarded the Excellence Award in Hypertension Research by the AHA, and was elected to the Association of American Physicians. He is the principal investigator of several NIH grants.