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Stewart Factor, DO

Department of Neurology


Stewart Factor, DO is currently Professor of Neurology, Director of the Movement Disorders Program and Vance Lanier Chair of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine.  He received his DO Degree in 1982, completed his Neurology Residency at Albany Medical Center in 1986 and Movement Disorder Fellowship at University of Miami in 1988.  He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Movement Disorder Society, Parkinson Study Group (since 1994), Huntington Study Group (since 1996), and the Dystonia Study Group (since 1996).  He is past Chair of the Movement Disorders Section of the American Academy of Neurology and member of the Committee On Sections Executive Committee.  He has held the following committee memberships: for the AAN Movement Disorder Section Executive Committee, for International Society for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders education committee, Archive committee (Chair), PSG executive committee, nominating committee and budget committee and HSG executive committee and nominating committee, DSG executive committee.  He has edited three textbooks: “Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management” first & second editions and “Drug-induced Movement Disorders” as well as authoring over 250 peer reviewed articles.  Areas of research interest include evaluation of biomarkers in PD (Funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation), freezing of gait in PD (private funding), clinical trials previously site PI for the NINDS supported NeuroNext network), participation in a consortium to study gene environment interactions in PD, and tardive dyskinesia.  As program director he is also the fellowship program director in movement disorders and has mentored 15 fellows in the last 10 years. 

Areas of interest:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Atypical Parkinsonism
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Dystonia
  • Tardive dyskinesia and other drug induced movement disorders
  • Tremor