Movement Disorders Center
- Medical Director, Movement Disorders
- Division Chief, Movement Disorders
- Medical Co-Director
- Movement Disorders Division
- Vice Chair for Education
- Department of Neurology
The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program was founded in 2005 by Tsao-Wei Liang, MD and Daniel E. Kremens, MD, JD within the Department of Neurology under the leadership of Chairman A.M. Rostami, MD, PhD.
Over the course of 17 years, the program has grown to be one of the largest and recognized programs in the region. In 2017, the University designated the program as a Clinical Research and Integrated Strategic Program, (CRISP) due to the presence of outstanding clinical care and research available.
In 2019, the Center was recognized as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence for being one of the most comprehensive centers in the nation (and world).
Our program benefits from close collaborations with Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Medicine. For example, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been an integral part of our program for patients with medically refractory Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, and other movement disorders since
Integration is accomplished through regular multidisciplinary meetings and clinics to provide a seamless and coordinated experience. Since all faculty act as principal investigators on clinical trials, we offer a wide range of experimental therapeutics for our patients.
The educational experience from our program is diverse and welcomes trainees from all backgrounds. Residents, medical students, and trainees from other disciplines can take advantage of didactic sessions, seminars, or specialized toxin, DBS, and multidisciplinary clinics.
For those wishing to pursue clinical and academic careers in Movement Disorders, our Fellowship Program, led by Dr. Jeffrey Ratliff provides a one to two-year training opportunity.
Faculty & Staff
- Tsao-Wei Liang, MD
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
- Daniel Kremens, MD, JD
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology
- Jeffrey B. Ratliff, MD
Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Program
Director, Neurology Residency Program
- Melissa Heiry, MD
- Anh-Thu N. Vu, MD, MScE
- Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC, ASW-G
Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Teresa Beasley, Patient Care Coordinator
- Mary Kate Maloney, MSN, CRNP
- Kimberly Stoveld, RN, BSN
- Catherine Perlmutter, PC-A
- Michelle Rochman, LCGC
Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor
- Gordon Ragan, Administrative Assistant
- Abigail Lyon, PsyD
- Gregory Seidel, PhD