Patients from all backgrounds will receive world class equitable care that considers the motor, cognitive, mental, emotional and social aspects of common and uncommon movement disorders from a wide variety of expert medical providers.
The interaction with patients in the clinic will drive the research questions being studied in our basic, translational, epidemiological and clinical laboratories leading to advances in the diagnosis, evaluation and clinical care of patients with movement disorders.
The integrated clinical and laboratory environment will create educational opportunities for the next generation of learners, including movement disorders fellows, neurology residents, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, medical students, physical/occupational/speech therapy students, undergraduate students and high school students from diverse backgrounds.
Partnerships with local, national and international associations and patient advocacy groups will improve patient and caregiver input into the integrated clinical care, research and education in the division.
The clinical activities of the movement disorders section take place at our Movement Disorders Center. We are a multidisciplinary center staffed by movement disorder specialists, including adult and child neurologists, a neuropsychiatrist, research nurses, occupational and physical therapists and clinical and research fellows. We diagnose and treat persons with a variety of movement-related disorders. To assist our patient population, laboratory testing and radiology services are available within the same complex.
We specialize in researching and treating all movement disorders in adults and children, including:
- Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses
- Dystonia (torticollis, blepharospasm, spasmodic dysphonia, writer’s cramp, and others)
- Surgical treatment of movement disorders
- Huntington’s disease and other choreas
- Tourette syndrome (including associated OCD and ADHD symptoms)
- Startle syndromes
- Medication-induced movement disorders