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Movement Disorder Faculty photo. Dr's Lessig, Litvan,Wright, Barba, Mulligan, Coughlin, Friedman and NP Kathy


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. 

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Dr. Irene Litvan along with Fifty-one faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world's most influential in their fields.

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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.

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.

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Community Outreach

Virtual Symposium Series

Learn from the experts about all aspects of Parkinson's Disease - from diagnosis to the latest treatments, lifestyle issues, and speech and exercise therapies. Our team from the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Center at UC San Diego Health will share the latest insights on ways to improve the quality of life for people with PD. 

Day 1 took place Saturday March 13, 2021. Topics discussed: Can Parkinson's Look like this? & What is not Parkinson's Disease  If you missed it no worries! You can watch the webinar by clicking here

Day 2 took place Saturday April 10, 2021. Topics discussed: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease & Non-Motor Symptoms in PD: Diagnosis and ManagementIf you missed it, no worries! you can watch the webinar by clicking here.

Day 3 will take place on Saturday May 15, 2021 at 10:30am PST. To register please click here

Day 4, will take place on Saturday June 19, 2021 at 10:30am PST. To register please click here.

Innovations Shaping the Future of Parkinson's Disease Treatments: A week of Insights with UC Experts 

Join us for a virtual event to learn about the latest breakthroughs, leading edge technology and care for Parkinson's Disease from  experts at UC San Diego. To view the event recordings click here

Latino Outreach program

¡Juntos Unidos! Is a peer led outreach program designed to provide information, education & support to the Spanish Speaking Parkinson's Disease community. This program is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. For more information on the monthly worskshops please contact Adriana Gonzalez at 858-822-0791 or

¡Juntos Unidos! Un programa dedicadi a proveer informaciòn, educaciòn y apoyo a la comunidad de Habla Hispana. El programa se ofrece gratuito a la comunidad gracias a una subvenciòn comunitaria de la Fundaciòn de Parkinson. Para mas informaciòn sobre los talleres por favor comunìquese con Adriana Gonzàlez 858-822-0791 o

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. View presentations here.

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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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. 

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Phone: 858-657-8540

Upcoming Video Rounds Schedule 

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Please RSVP for the Movement Disorder Video Rounds here.