The UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is a regional referral center within the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
Physicians and scientists at the center are dedicated to improving care and working on research for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. Since its inception, the center has received generous contributions from both public and private funders to advance care and accelerate the pace of research findings.
Our multidisciplinary team of care providers includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, nurse navigators, social workers, medical assistants, and research coordinators. Our clinicians are skilled and experienced in the art and science of the accurate diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. In fact, we diagnose and treat more patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders than any other center in the Tri-state region.
Our team works together to determine the best course of treatment — which can include medication therapy, exercise regimens, voice therapy, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery — and we consider all potential options in our effort to improve a patient’s quality of life. Our active research program has been focused on the study of neurodegenerative diseases and novel treatment developments for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease through local and North American-wide networks (e.g., Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group, and NeuroNEXT).
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