Translating innovative research into state-of-the-art, comprehensive, personalized patient care in movement disorders.
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)
- Clinical research coordinators
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.
- Education, Counseling and Support
See our UC San Diego Health website for more information about our clinical care.
Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
CurePSP Center of Care
Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence