Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology and Medicine and the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester. He is also the Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester. Józefowicz received his BA degree in Biology, with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975, and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979.
Józefowicz’s teaching accomplishments include the Fullbright Scholar Award for Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology from the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland in 1993; the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Alumni Association of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association; the Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges; the A. B. Baker Lifetime Achievement Award for Neurologic Education from the American Academy of Neurology; the Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of Medical examiners; the Merentibus Medal “for great services rendered to the Jagiellonian University”; the Chair’s award from the American Brain Foundation; and the President’s Award from the American Academy of Neurology.
In 2003, Józefowicz was made an Honorary Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest Universities in Europe. He currently serves as the Chair of the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, and Chair of the Joint Investment Committee of the American Academy of Neurology.