Penn neurologists treat the full range of movement disorders and associated conditions including:
Recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as one of 45 worldwide Centers of Excellence, the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center (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 thousands of patients each year.
In 2007, Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) and the PD&MDC were named one of 12 distinguished Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Udall Centers were established in the late 1990's in honor of the late Congressman Morris K Udall, who had PD, to foster partnerships between clinicians (PD&MDC) and basic scientists (CNDR) to improve knowledge and develop new, "translational" treatments for the cognitive impairment and dementia associated with PD. Penn has partnered with the Udall Center at the University of Washington, Seattle, to create a unique, combined program to focus specifically on cognitive functions in PD.
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 Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC ) throughout the country. 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 hosts a fellowship program for neurologists who seek specialized training in clinical movement disorders. Graduates of our program can be found all over the United States and abroad, and many lead their own movement disorders centers.
Penn Neurology provides the latest advanced treatment and services for all types of movement disorders at the Penn Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center (PDMDC).
Penn Medicine’s Movement Disorders physicians are recognized leaders in the field of neurology.
Hear stories from patients who have come to Penn to have their movement disorders treated from Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, and other complex neurological disorders that affect your ability to produce and control bodily movements.
Congratulations to the 198 Penn physicians listed below who were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™ 2017.
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A clinical trial is a research study involving patient volunteers that are conducted to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions.