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.
© I have the following interests to declare:
The BMJ provides salary support for my editorial activities.
I am an employee of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and I receive salary from it for my patient care related and teaching activities.
Until last June I was employed by Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, and I received a salary from Johns Hopkins Medicine for my clinical activities.
I am a stroke outcome adjudicator for the Women's Health Initiative, a large NIH funded study. I receive payment for the cases I adjudicate.
Over the past year I have provided clinical coverage for the NIH Stroke Team at Washington Hospital Center and Suburban Hospital, and the NIH paid me an honorarium for my clinical services (through their contract with Suburban Hospital, a part of Hopkins Medicine).
Unpaid positions (current)
I am a member of several committees and work groups of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN pays travel expenses for any activities related to my voluntary participation on these committees.
I review grants for the American Heart Association.
I am the co-editor for the Stroke Blog of the journalStroke.
I am regularly invited to review papers for several journals focused in my specialty.