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Scientific Advisory Board

PDF's work as a leader in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy would not be possible without the guidance of our Scientific Advisory Board, and our sub-committees which include our Medical Policy Committee, Research Center Advisory Committee and Grants Review Committee. 

Scientific Advisory Board

Stanley Fahn, M.D., Chair
Scientific Director, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Director Emeritus, Division of Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center

Constance Woodruff Atwell, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Former Director of the Division of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

M. Flint Beal, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Robert E. Burke, M.D.
Alfred and Minnie Bressler Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Director of Research Laboratories for Parkinson's Disease
Departments of Neurology and Pathology
Columbia University Medical Center

Cynthia L. Comella, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Professor of Neurological Sciences
Department of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

David Eidelberg, M.D.
Investigator and Head, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences,The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Director, NIH Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Neurology
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Christopher Goetz, M.D.
United Parkinson Foundation Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurological Sciences and Pharmacology
Departments of Neurological Sciences and Pharmacology
Head, Section of the Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Lloyd Greene, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor and Chief of Movement Disorders Division
Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Danna Jennings, M.D.
Clinical Research Director
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Un Jung Kang, M.D.
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Division of Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center

Katie Kompoliti, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences
Section of Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D.
The Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Research Center for Brain Repair
Section Head, Neuroscience
Rush University Medical Center

J. William Langston, M.D.
Founder, CEO and Scientific Director
The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Matthew J. LaVoie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Karen Marder, M.D., M.P.H.
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology
Chief of the Division of Aging and Dementia
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D.
Page and William Black Professor of Neurology,Pathology and Cell Biology
Co-Director, Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease
Director, Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

Margaret E. Rice, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Physiology and Neuroscience
Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology and Neuroscience
NYU Langone Medical Center

Kathleen M. Shannon, M.D.
Professor of Neurological Sciences
Rush Medical College

Yaakov Stern, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
Division Leader of the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center
Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

David Sulzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Co-Editor-in-Chief, npj Parkinson’s Disease
Columbia University Medical Center

G. Frederick Wooten, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology
University of Virginia

Anne B. Young, M.D., Ph.D.*
Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology
Former Chief of the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Harvard Medical School

 

Medical Policy Committee 

* Member of Scientific Advisory Board

Kathleen M. Shannon, M.D.*, Chair
Professor of Neurological Sciences
Rush Medical College

Roy N. Alcalay, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Movement Disorders Division

Columbia University Medical Center

Robert E. Burke, M.D.*
Alfred and Minnie Bressler Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Director of Research Laboratories for Parkinson's Disease
Director of the Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center at Columbia University
Departments of Neurology and Pathology
Columbia University Medical Center

Stanley Fahn, M.D.*
Scientific Director, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Director Emeritus, Division of Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center

Blair Ford, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Columbia's Neurology Residency Program
Medical Director, Movement Disorders Surgery
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Christopher G. Goetz, M.D.*
United Parkinson Foundation Professor of Neurology
Departments of Neurological Sciences and Pharmacology
Head, Section of the Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor
Section of the Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Katie Kompoliti, M.D.*
Professor
Section of Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Leo Verhagen Metman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Section of Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Cheryl Waters, M.D.
Albert B. and Judith L. Glickman Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief of Clinical Practice and Services
Columbia University Medical Center         

 

Research Center Advisory Committee

* Member of Scientific Advisory Board

Anne B. Young, M.D., Ph.D.*
Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology
Former Chief of the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Harvard Medical School

Constance Woodruff Atwell, Ph.D.*
Vice Chair, Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Former Director of the Division of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Karen L. O’Malley, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor and Chief of Movement Disorders Division
Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

J. William Langston, M.D.*
Founder, CEO and Scientific Director
The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Joel S. Perlmutter, M.D.
Elliot Stein Family Professor of Neurology
Professor Radiology, Neurobiology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Head, Movement Disorders
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

G. Frederick Wooten, M.D. *
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology
University of Virginia

 

Grant Review Committee

* Member of Scientific Advisory Board

Robert E. Burke, M.D., Chair*
Alfred and Minnie Bressler Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Director of Research Laboratories for Parkinson's Disease
Departments of Neurology and Pathology
Columbia University Medical Center

Stanley Fahn, M.D.*
Scientific Director, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Director Emeritus, Division of Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center

Roy N. Alcalay, M.D.*
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Movement Disorders Division

Columbia University Medical Center

Lorraine N. Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Director of the Taub Institute Genomics Core
Co-Director in the Division of Personalized Genomic Medicine
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Taub Institute for Alzheimer Disease and Aging
Columbia University Medical Center

Gammon M. Earhart, P.T., Ph.D.
Director, Program in Physical Therapy
Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Robert Edwards, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Physiology
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of California, San Francisco

Torsten Falk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center

Jian Feng, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo

Lloyd Greene, Ph.D.*
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

Danna Jennings, M.D.*
Clinical Research Director
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Un Jung Kang, M.D.*
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D.*
The Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Research Center for Brain Repair
Section Head, Neuroscience
Rush University Medical Center

Sheng-Han Kuo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Matthew J. LaVoie, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor of Neurology
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Oren Levy, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Karen Marder, M.D., M.P.H.*
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology
Chief of the Division of Aging and Dementia
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

Ignacio Fernandez Mata, Ph.D.
Acting Instructor of Neurology
Co-Director of the Latin American Research Consortium on the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease (LARGE-PD)
University of Washington

Pietro Mazzoni, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Co-Director Motor Performance Laboratory
Columbia University Medical Center

Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the Neurology Residency Program
Associate Director of Clinical Services, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center
NYU Langone Medical Center

Seth L. Pullman, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Director of the Clinical Motor Control Physiology Laboratory
Co-Director of the Center for Movement Disorders Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center

Margaret E. Rice, Ph.D.*
Professor of Neurosurgery, Physiology and Neuroscience
Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology and Neuroscience
NYU Langone Medical Center

Jean-Christophe Rochet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Richard J. Smeyne, Ph.D.
Associate Member, Neuroscience Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Affiliated Associate Professor
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Yaakov Stern, Ph.D.*
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
Division Leader of the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center
Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

David Sulzer, Ph.D.*
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Co-Editor-in-Chief, npj Parkinson’s Disease
Columbia University Medical Center

David Vaillancourt, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Department of Neurology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
University of Florida College of Medicine