Professor, Chairman of the Israeli Alzheimer's disease association (EMDA)
Professor Korczyn graduated from the Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem in 1966 (MD), where he also received an MSc degree in pharmacology (cum laude) in 1966. He trained in neurology at Beilinson Hospital and at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London. He was the Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center from 1981 until 2002, and the incumbent of the Sieratzki Chair of Neurology at Tel-Aviv University, 1995-2010. Professor Korczyn has a particular interest in neurodegenerative diseases. He has authored or co-authored over 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many chapters in books. He edited several books and Special Issues in Journals, and is Regional Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. He is or has been an Editorial Board member of 20 international journals, and organized several neurological conferences, mainly in the field of dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative brain disorders, as well as CONy – the International Congress on Controversies in Neurology, and has organized the Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson's disease congresses since 1993. Professor Korczyn served on advisory boards in several drug discovery programs.
Professor Korczyn is the Chairman of the Scientific Medical Board of the Israeli Alzheimer's disease association (EMDA), member of the SAB of Alzheimer Disease International (ADI), and has been the chairman of the WFN Research Committee for Clinical Neuropharmacology.
Professor Korczyn is an honorary member of the neurological societies of Israel, Serbia, Poland, Russia, and Romania.