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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

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

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

Robert 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

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

David Eidelberg, M.D.
Head, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences
Vice Chairman for Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, North Shore- LIJ Health System
Director, Movement Disorders Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
New York University School of Medicine

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

Christopher 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

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.
Professor and Chief of the Movement Disorders
Division of the Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

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

Katie Kompoliti, M.D.
Associate Professor, Section of the 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

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
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
Co-Director, Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

Kathleen Shannon, M.D.
Professor, Section of the Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

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
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
Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Medical Policy Committee 

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

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

Columbia University Medical Center

Robert 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.
Movement Disorders Division Chief
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
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

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

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

Kathleen Shannon, M.D.
Professor, Section of the Movement Disorders
Rush University Medical Center

Leo Verhagen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Section of the 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

Anne B. Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital

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

Joseph Friedman, M.D.
Director of the Movement Disorders Program, Butler Hospital
Professor & Chief of Movement Disorders
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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

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

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

 

Grant Review Committee

Robert E. Burke, M.D., Chair
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 Disease Foundation
Movement Disorders Division, Emeritus Chief
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Roy Alcalay, M.D.
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

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

Gary Chard
PDF Research Advocate
Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Lorraine Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
Department of Pathology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Center for Human Genetics
Columbia University Medical Center

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

David Eidelberg, M.D.
Head, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences
Vice Chairman for Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, North Shore- LIJ Health System
Director, Movement Disorders Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
New York University School of Medicine

Benoit Giasson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Investigator, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
Investigator, McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida College of Medicine

Christopher 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

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.
Movement Disorders Division Chief
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

John Loike, Ph.D.
Director for Special Programs for the Center for Bioethics
Co-Director for Graduate Studies in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University Medical Center

Veronica Maldonado, Ph.D.
PDF Research Advocate
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

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
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.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Associate Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Leo Pallanck, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

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

Seth 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 Rice, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Physiology and Neuroscience
Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology and Neuroscience
New York University Langone Medical Center

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
Columbia University Medical Center

Ryan Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program 
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Ruth H. Walker, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fred Woodlief, III, D.D.S.
PDF Research Advocate
Member, People with Parkinson Advisory Council
Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Ai Yamamoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology
Division of Movement Disorders
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine