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Movement Disorders Program

The Emory Movement Disorders Program has a tripartite mission of clinical care, research and education. The Jean and Paul Amos Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program under the direction of Dr. Stewart Factor cares for nearly 5000 patients with movement disorders. Emory was designated as the nation's first American Parkinson Disease Association Center of Excellence and the first Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence. Our clinical program has benefitted from the support of the Parkinson Foundation since 2015. The faculty provide internationally recognized expertise in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, tremor, tic disorders and other movement disorders.         

Emory University is one of the leading research centers for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders nationally. Its reputation was established by Dr. Mahlon DeLong and his research team whose pioneering work in animal models of parkinsonism led to the development of deep brains stimulation therapy. Emory is a member of the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research network. Emory's center focuses on improving understanding of movement problems in Parkinson's disease at the brain network level. Emory is also the Central Coordinating Center of the Dystonia Coalition, an NIH-funded consortium whose purpose is to advance the pace of clinical and translational research in the dystonias to find better treatments and a cure. Emory’s movement disorders research efforts span a wide range, from basic science studies to clinical trials.

For more information on clinical and research activities in the Movement Disorders Program click here.

For information on Movement Disorders Fellowship click here.

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