CINCINNATI—Mario Zuccarello, MD, has been appointed chair of the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine’s neurosurgery department and Frank H. Mayfield Professor of Neurosurgery.
Zuccarello’s appointment was approved May 25, 2010, by the UC Board of Trustees and takes effect June 1, 2010. He had been serving as interim chair of the department since July 1, 2009.
"I am delighted that Dr. Zuccarello has accepted this post on the College of Medicine leadership team,” says David Stern, MD, vice president for health affairs at UC and dean of the college. "He has continued the positive momentum in neurosurgery, which in the past decade has experienced unprecedented growth in size and scope.
"Additionally, the UC neurosurgery residency has become one of the most sought-after training programs in the country.”
Zuccarello is a 1976 graduate of the University of Padova in Italy. He served his residency at the University of Padova from 1976-1980, followed by four years as an instructor in neurosurgery there. He served fellowships at the University of Iowa and University of Virginia Medical Center (1984-1985) and UC Health University Hospital in Cincinnati (1985-1988).
From 1988-1990, he was assistant professor of neurosurgery at Galliera Hospital, Genova, Italy.
Zuccarello joined the UC neurosurgery department in 1990 and the Mayfield Clinic in 1993. He serves as director of the neurovascular program for the UC Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital and as a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team. He is a distinguished physician scientist who has published 163 articles in peer-reviewed journals and given 88 presentations at symposia across the globe.
Zuccarello is dedicated to clinical research in neurovascular disease and the development of new neurosurgical techniques for the treatment of stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, vasospasm, carotid artery disease and moyamoya disease. He is a member of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, the American Heart Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Frank H. Mayfield Society, the Italian Association of Neurosurgeons and the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.