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About Us


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.

 

Who are we?

Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of:

  • Movement disorder specialists, or neurologists with specialized training in movement disorders. (Click here to learn more about the benefits of seeing a movement disorder specialist)
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Research scientists
  • Clinical research coordinators
  • Clinical coordinators
  • Medical assistants
  • Allied Health

 

What are movement disorders?

  • Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, control, quality, and ease of movement.

  • Symptoms may include difficulty initiating voluntary movement (hypokinesia) and excessive involuntary movements (hyperkinesias). These disorders commonly associate with cognitive deficits or mood changes, such as depression.

  • Common movement disorders include Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Less common disorders include dystonia (that is involuntary movement and prolonged muscle contraction), atypical Parkinsonian disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy, and choreas such as Huntington’s disease.

 

What do we offer?

  • Translational Research, both basic and clinical, plus epidemiological studies and cognitive/neuropsychiatric studies.
  • Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic care
  • Education, Counseling and Support

 

See our UC San Diego Health website for more information about our clinical care.

 

Designations 

Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

 

CurePSP Center of Care

 

Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence



To make an appointment or speak with our clinical team please call us at 858-657-8540.