UCSD Movement Disorders faculty and staff

Welcome

We are dedicated to providing the best diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative and supportive care to patients with movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's. At UC San Diego, we use cutting-edge technology to manage and treat all our patients. 

Clinical News

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In- Residence) Opening

The position is designed for clinicians interested in becoming members of an interdisciplinary team. The successful candidates(s) will participate in the clinical assessment and management of patients with movement disorders in an academic environment. For more information and how to apply Click Here.

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow Opening 

The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center is seeking a highly motivated research fellow to work on ongoing phase II state of the art therapeutic clinical trials and NIH biomarker studies of patients with various parkinsonian disorders. We are expecting a motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a research team. Click here for more information.

Study to Examine Possible Effects of Cannabis Compound for Common Movement Disorder ( PI: Fatta Nahab, MD) 

Researchers at University of California School of Medicine are preparing to launch a novel clinical trail to examine the safety, efficacy and pharmacological properties of cannabis as a potential treatment for adults with essential tremor (ET). Currently, ET is treated using repurposed medications originally developed for high blood pressure or seizures. Surgery is another option. Scheduled for early 2019, the phase I/II trial will assess efficacy and tolerability of an oral cannabis formulation comprised of cannabidiol (CBD) and low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This will be the first time this combination has been studies for treatment of ET. Click here for more information about participating in the study. 

Progress on Parkinson's Research and Treatment

Our Movement Disorder Center led by Irene Litvan, MD, is now designated as a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence and as a Center of Care for PSP and atypical parkinsonian disorders. Find out about our progress in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease.

US San Diego News Center 

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Community Outreach

Moving Forward: Navigating the Sea of Parkinson's Saturday November 3, 2018 9am-3pm

The Parkinson's Foundation invites people with Parkinson's Disease, their families, caregivers, and health care professionals to join us for a day of learning, food, fun, and live music. Ask questions, learn, and interact with experts and the local community in a FUN atmosphere! This free conference will be entirely in Spanish. To REGISTER go to conferenciaparkinson.net or call 1800-473-4636 Event flyer 11.3.18.pdf

Overcoming Parkinson's Disease

The UC San Diego Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center hosted their seventh annual patient symposium on Saturday June 2nd 2018 at the Irwin Qualcomm Hall where patients learn more about current therapies for Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. View presentations here.

Parkinson's Disease: Empowering the Community a Program for Patients and Families


For the 6th year, the Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center at UC San Diego hosted the Parkinson's Disease Event where they shared the latest information on treatments, resources and support patients with movement disorders and their caregivers. 

World Parkinson Congress Review

The UCSD Movement Disorder Center held its World Parkinson Congress Review. The audio and slides from the presentation can be seen in the video below.

 


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Support Our Work

 

Mission

Translating innovative research into state-of-the-art, comprehensive, personalized patient care in movement disorders.


Vision

To enhance mind and body - one life at a time - through new science, new medicine and new cures. 


Contact us 

New Patient: 800-926-8273
Follow up Patients: 858-657-8540
email: movementdisorders@ucsd.edu 

Upcoming Video Rounds Schedule 

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Please RSVP for the Movement Disorder Video Rounds here.


Support Groups 

The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center at UCSD is the sponsor of two Parkinson's Disease Support Groups. The groups are uniquely structured for people with Parkinson's and their Care Partners. Learn more about the patient and caregiver support groups we have to offer at UCSD by clicking on this link.