José Merino

José Merino

José Merino got his medical degree from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and an MPhil degree in the history of medicine from Cambridge University. He did a residency in neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of Western Ontario, where he also studied clinical epidemiology. Since 2001 his clinical and research focus has been the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute stroke. Along with his work as US clinical research editor with The BMJ, he is a neurologist with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Bethesda, Maryland.

Competing interests

I declare that that I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.

© I have the following interests to declare:


I am employed by Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians as a vascular neurologist.
I am a stroke outcome adjudicator for the Women’s Health Initiative, a NIH-funded epidemiological study. I receive modest compensation for each case I adjudicate.
I receive compensation for clinical activities while on call from Johns Hopkins Medicine.


I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of neurology of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I do not receive any financial compensation for this role.

Unpaid positions (current)

I am a member of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology. The Science committee develops recommendations for policies and activities related to all issues of a scientific nature that involve the Academy and its membership and is responsible for creation of the scientific component of the AAN Annual Meeting, including the selection of the winners of science-related awards. Over the past year I served in AAN task forces addressing diversity and regional meetings.
I am an Associate Investigator in several stroke studies funded by the NIH Intramural Division. I do not receive compensation for my research activities.
I am co-editor of the Stroke journal blog: Blogging Stroke.
I am a member of the International Advisory Board of COPE.