Mario Zuccarello received his M.D. degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine in 1976, entered neurosurgery residency training at the University of Padova, and graduated in 1981. In 1977, he served as a Research Fellow in Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie in Munich, Germany, under Professor Georg Kreutzberg. In 1984, Dr. Zuccarello was awarded an NATO research scholarship to conduct research at both the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia under the direction of Dr. Neal Kassell. In 1985, he came to the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and served as a Clinical Fellow under Dr. John M. Tew, Jr. In July 1990, Dr. Zuccarello became the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati and an Associate Professor of neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. In 1999, he was promoted to Full Professor of neurosurgery and the Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery. In 2004, he was appointed Vice Chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Zuccarello has been a Member of the Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute since 1994. Since July 2009, Dr. Zuccarello serves as Interim Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Zuccarello has been active in several national research and service organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration Research Council, the National Stroke Association, and the American Heart Association. He is a Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Heart Association, the International Stroke Society, and the New York Academy of Science just to name a few. Dr. Zuccarello has maintained a research program in cerebral vessel wall biology including research in cerebral vasospasm and mechanisms of smooth muscle response to pharmacological agents. He has written or coauthored over 150 scientific journal articles.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2009