Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates: uc.edu/publichealth
The Movement Disorders Division works through the UC Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders within the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
Physician experts and scientists in this division are internationally recognized and are at the cutting edge in finding and applying
new and exciting treatments in movement disorders. This same group is very active in training the next generation of neurologists and movement disorders specialists.
The eight-member faculty of the Movement Disorders Division are very active in training the next generation of neurologists and movement disorders specialists. Medical students and even high school students routinely rotate with our physicians in the
clinic to gain exposure to the field.
During their residency training, neurology residents work closely with the division in the specialty clinics elective as well as dedicated movement disorders rotations.
The division offers a two-year Movement Disorders fellowship, an intensive training program in the diagnosis,
treatment, and care of patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders as well as the opportunity to develop a research focus to foster an academic career.
Our clinical expertise is in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of simple and complex movement disorders. Our physicians play a critical role in the clinical differentiation of PD from less common atypical parkinsonisms, such as multiple
system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and others, enabling patients to obtain the optimal care for their condition. We have expertise in the neurophysiologic evaluation of movement disorders patients, including autonomic testing, surface
EMG for tremor analysis, and objective gait analysis.
Our center has performed over 500 deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders. We have a multidisciplinary team for the pre-surgical assessment of
DBS candidates, including neurology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, and nursing disciplines. We are also experts in other advanced therapies including levodopa infusion therapies, and the use of botulinum toxins to treat dystonia and other movement
We are leaders in multidisciplinary care, coordinating networks of providers to care for movement disorders patients, including physical, occupational, and speech therapists. We have established a Huntington’s disease genetics clinic, with
genetics, genetic counselors, social work, therapy, in addition to neurology, for patients at risk for and suffering from Huntington’s disease.
Research in the Movement Disorders division is embedded into clinical care, and patients are offered the chance to participate in furthering knowledge about their condition through (and potentially benefiting from) numerous clinical trials and investigator-initiated
research funded by the NIH, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group, and others. The division has led efforts culminating in the approval of new DBS technologies, the carbidopa/levodopa intestinal gel delivery
system for advanced Parkinson’s disease, and deutetrabenazine for the treatment of chorea in Huntington’s disease. In addition to being at the forefront of new therapies for movement disorders, our faculty are considered thought
leaders in the field, authoring numerous books and book chapters, and invited to speak at national and international conferences.
Current research endeavors in the division include:
If you are a patient with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorder and would like to know more about current clinical trials, please contact our program coordinator Lori Selm, at 513-558-4050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popular Links:UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Stetson Building Suite 2300260 Stetson StreetCincinnati, OH 45267-0525
Mail Location: 0525Academic Phone: 513-558-2968Academic Fax: 513-558-4887Academic Email: email@example.com
Clinic Phone: 513-475-8730Clinic Fax: 513-475-8033