Professor Vucic is a clinical academic, translational researcher and professor of neurology at the University of Sydney. Professor Vucic is the Northcott Chair of Neurology and Director of Brain and Nerve Research Center (Concord Clinical School, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney). Professor Vucic was appointed as staff neurologist to Westmead Hospital and senior lecturer at University of Sydney in 2008. Having established a highly productive research laboratory, Professor Vucic was promoted to Associate Professor at University of Sydney in 2011, and in 2015 was appointed as Professor of Medicine in 2014, aged 42, just 7 years after obtaining his Doctoral thesis. He has published 275 manuscripts in highly prestigious international journals, including Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Brain, Nature Genetics, JAMA Neurology. His research has attracted 15,000 citations with a H-index of 55. Professor Vucic has also published a number of book chapters and a textbook titled “Practical Approach to Electromyography” with international collaborators from Harvard Medical School.
For his research, Professor Vucic has been awarded numerous international and national accolades including the Erica Susman Prize (Awarded by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for outstanding and lasting contribution to the field of internal medicine (neurology) in the areas of research and the Gottschalk medal – Awarded by the Australian Academy of Science (2016).
Professor Vucic was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of New South Wales in recognition of significant scholarly work in ALS, establishing Professor Vucic as a distinguished international authority in ALS. Additionally, Professor Vucic was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2020, in recognition of outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to health and medical science in Australia, especially for his contribution to ALS research.