Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center (PD&MDC) is located at Pennsylvania Hospital and provides comprehensive care to patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other parkinsonian syndromes, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome, Huntington's disease and other movement disorders. Since its inception in 1982, it has been a regional and national leader in the care of patients with these disorders. The Center is part of the Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center and is committed to exceptional patient care, professional and community education, social support services, and research.
Penn Doctor Featured on ABC News
Dr. Gordon Baltuch, director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgeryat Penn, was interviewed in an exclusive ABC News story.
Watch the video to see Dr. Baltuch discuss a recent study showing encouraging results for deep brain stimulation and its effect on Parkinson's Disease. For more information, read the related article.
A Center of Regional and National Distinction
Recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as one of its 45 worldwide Centers of Excellence, the PD&MDC is one of the largest of its kind in the country and the most pre-eminent in the Philadelphia region, providing care to approximately 2,000 patients each year.
The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Medical Center have been honored to be the site of one of only six Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers or "PADRECC" throughout the entire United States. The Philadelphia PADRECC offers the same exceptional care for veterans, as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials and other research initiatives.
The PD&MDC and the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania were recently named the newest Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), joining 12 other distinguished academic institutions in the U.S. with this designation. Clinicians and basic scientists at the new Penn Udall Center are conducting research to understand and develop better treatments for the cognitive impairment and dementia associated with PD. Penn is the only national Udall Center to focus specifically on cognitive functions in PD.
We are located at:
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center
330 S. 9th Street
3rd Floor, Neurology
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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