NEW YORK, NY, October 28, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Darryl Claude De Vivo, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. De Vivo celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. De Vivo has garnered a laudable reputation as a pediatrician and neurologist, having earned the distinguished title of the Sidney Carter professor of neurology at Columbia University, where he is also a professor in the Vagelos college of physicians and surgeons. A faculty member of more than 40 years, he formerly served as the director of pediatric neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center from 1979 to 2000. Dr. De Vivo also served as a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Washington University, having taught between 1969 and 1978. He also had been a clinical associate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1967 until 1969.
Dr. De Vivo presently excels as the founding director of the Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories at Columbia University, the founding director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease Center, a founding co-director of the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Diseases and the associate chairperson for Pediatric Neurosciences. Additionally, he serves as the founding director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network for spinal muscular atrophy. Throughout his impressive career, Dr. De Vivo was previously active on numerous medical scientific boards involving clinical trials and effective treatments, including for the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation and the Hope for Children Research Foundation. He also has provided his expertise on the boards of several private companies.
Having conducted extensive medical research and clinical trials over the past six decades, Dr. De Vivo was instrumental in the discovery of several diseases, such as MELAS, a maternally inherited mitochondria disease, and GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (a.k.a. De Vivo Syndrome), a disorder that affects the developing nervous system, in 1984 and 1991, respectively. He also has been actively involved in the ground-breaking research leading to the discovery of the first effective treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, the primary genetic cause of death in infancy. Some of his other research interests have included epilepsy, mitochondrial diseases, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and other pediatric neuromuscular diseases. Meanwhile, some of his clinical interests have included child neurology, neuromuscular disorders, neurometabolic disorders and neurogenetics. Dr. De Vivo has disseminated much of his research by contributing over 515 peer-reviewed articles to various scholarly journals. He also served as an associate editor for the 17th through 21st editions of "Rudolph's Textbook of Pediatrics" from 1982 to 2000, and was an associate editor for Annals of Neurology between 1979 and 1983 and Advances in Pediatrics from 1989 until 1999. He is the co-editor of "Neuromuscular Disorders in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence", the standard textbook in this field.
To support his professional endeavors, Dr. De Vivo has maintained his professional affiliation with numerous organizations. To wit, he is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Child Neurology Association, the American Society of Neurochemistry, the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society, as well as a past president (1989 – 1991 of the Child Neurology Society. Further, Dr. De Vivo is aligned with the American Academy of Neurology as a past-secretary, and was a trustee of the organization's Research and Education Foundation from 1997 - 2009. He was a director (1991 – 1999) and President (1999) of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
To prepare for his medical career, Dr. De Vivo received a Bachelor of Arts at Amherst College in 1959, followed by a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Virginia in 1964. Additional educational pursuits to his credit include an internship at the University Hospital of Boston, a residency in pediatrics and neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston, and a fellowship in pediatric neurology at Saint Louis Children's Hospital.
Eminently qualified in his field, he is board certified in psychiatry and neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. He also served for two years with the U.S. Public Health Service between 1967 and 1969. Named to Top Doctors every year since 2000, Dr. De Vivo has secured multiple grants throughout his career from the NIH and the Colleen Giblin Foundation, and recently received a four-year Department of Defense grant in 2020.
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