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David Zee MD

David S. Zee MD

Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Zee has been a member of the Johns Hopkins Medical community for more than half a century, with a special interest in eye movements and vestibular disorders. He has been Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins since 1985.

He co-authored the classic textbook, The Neurology of Eye Movements with Dr. R. John Leigh, now in its fifth edition. He has received the Ottorino Rossi prize from the University of Pavia in Italy, the Hallpike-Nylen medal and the Bárány Gold medal of the Bárány Society in Sweden and the Koetser Foundation for Brain Research Prize in Switzerland. He gave the inaugural Swithin Meadows Lecture at the National Hospital in London; the inaugural Houston Merritt Lecture of the American Academy of Neurology; the inaugural Alfred Kestenbaum Lecture in Wurzburg, Germany; and the inaugural James Sharpe Lecture in Toronto.

Dr. Zee was the inaugural Visiting Neurology Educator at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He won the Professor’s award for distinction in clinical teaching at Johns Hopkins and received the Johns Hopkins Abeloff lifetime achievement award for contributions in medical and biomedical education. He has been designated a “Champion of Vestibular Medicine” by the Vestibular Disorders Association of America.”