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Neurological and Specialty Clinics

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Neurologists

The National Ataxia Foundation has compiled a list of neurologists across the United States and in some countries who see patients who have Ataxia or other movement disorders. The NAF does not verify the medical qualifications, licenses, or medical practice capabilities of the listed physicians.

Each PDF file below includes a list of neurologists, with contact information, who have indicated that they have an interest in serving Ataxia patients. You will need to download and install the free Adobe Reader to open any of the PDF files.

Ataxia Clinics

Ataxia Clinics are specialty clinics committed to providing specialized medical care for people affected with Cerebellar Ataxia. Clinics are devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Ataxias as well as prevention and management of complications affecting this group of patients. Patients with the many types of rare Ataxias can benefit from multidisciplinary specialists, which often include genetic counselors, speech therapists, physical therapists, and other specialists who are devoted to the care and treatment of those with Ataxia.

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham
– Dr. Talene Yacoubian

California

UCLA Ataxia Center
– Dr. Susan Perlman or Dr. Brent Fogel

Connecticut

Hartford Healthcare Neurology
Ayer Neuroscience Institute
– Dr. Duarte Machado, Joy Antonelle de Marcaida, MD, Elena Bortan, MD, Michelle Dagostine, MD, Benjamin Dorfman, MD, Sulada Kanchana, MD, PhD, Jeffrey Lahrmann, MD, Duarte Machado, MD, Leon Meytin, MD, Maria Luisa Moro-de-Casillas, MD, Nikita Urval, MD

Florida

USF Ataxia Research Center, Tampa FL
– Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz

University of Florida Ataxia Center of Excellence, Gainesville, FL
– Dr. SH Subramony

Georgia

Emory Movement Disorders Center, Atlanta, Georgia
– Dr. George Wilmot

Illinois

The Northwestern Medicine Ataxia Clinic
– Dr. Puneet Opal

University of Chicago Ataxia Center
-Dr. Christopher Gomez

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Ataxia Center
– Dr. Liana Rosenthal & Dr. David S. Zee

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Multidisciplinary Pediatric Clinic

Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology Ataxia Unit
– Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann

P+A+MSA Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for patients with Parkinson’s-Plus Syndromes, Ataxia and MSA
– Dr. Vikram Khurana

Michigan

University of Michigan Health System Ataxia Clinic, Division of Neurology

Henry Ford Health

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Ataxia Clinic, Rochester, MN
-Dr. Anhar Hassan

Mayo Clinic Friedreich’s Ataxia Clinic, Rochester, MN
– Dr. Ralitza Gavrilova

University of Minnesota Ataxia Center
– Dr. Khalaf Bushara

New York

Albany Medical College Department of Neurology Ataxia Clinic
A referral is required to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arnulf Koeppen who sees patients one day a month.
Phone: 518-262-0800. Fax: 518-264-0902

University of Rochester Medical Center

Hereditary Ataxia Clinic
– Alex R. Paciorkowski, M.D., FACMG

Pennsylvania

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA – The Friedreich’s Ataxia Program
– Dr. David Lynch

Texas

UT Southwestern Medical Center Ataxia Center
– Dr. Vikram Shakkottai

Canada

Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Clinic
– Dr. Munhoz and Dr. Elizabeth Slow

Movement Disorder Clinics

Movement Disorder Clinics specialize in disorders that affect movement. Physicians at these clinics will treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Chorea, Ataxia, Tremor, Dystonia, Torticollis, Restless Leg Syndrome and other movement disorders. Some clinics will offer opportunities to participate in research, including clinical trials, genetic studies and neuroimaging. Some will have social work case management services. Most will provide an interdisciplinary approach to treating the patient that would include neurologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and other medical team members available to the patient.

Alabama

University of Alabama School of Medicine Division of Movement Disorders

Arizona

Barrow Neurological Institute Movement Disorders Clinic of Arizona – Dr. Terry Fife

Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology – Arizona 

California

University of California, Irvine — Medical Center Movement Disorders Program

Stanford Movement Disorders Center

University of CA San  Francisco | Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center

University of CA San Francisco | Memory and Aging Center

UCLA Ataxia Center – Dr. Susan Perlman or Dr. Brent Fogel

UC San Diego Health System Movement Disorder Program

UC Davis Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Program

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center

Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic at The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO

University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center

Connecticut

Hartford HealthCare Movement Disorders

Yale Movement Disorders Clinics, New Haven, CT

Florida

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology – Florida

USF Ataxia Research Center

University of Florida Ataxia Center of Excellence, Gainesville, FL

Georgia

Emory Movement Disorders Center, Atlanta, Georgia – George Wilmot, MD, PhD

Illinois

University of Chicago Ataxia Center

Southern Illinois University, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Clinic

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Rush Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program – Deborah Hall, MD, PhD and Natalie Witek, MD, MS

Iowa

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Movement Disorders Clinic

Kentucky

University of Kentucky Movement Disorder Clinic

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Ataxia Center

University of Maryland Medical Center – Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Kennedy Krieger Institute Movement Disorders Program

Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology Ataxia Unit

Michigan

University of Michigan Movement Disorders Program

Minnesota

University of Minnesota Ataxia Center

Mayo Clinic – The Movement Disorders Subspecialty Group, Rochester, MN

Missouri

Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurology, St. Louis, MO

Neuromuscular Disease Center at Washington University in Saint Louis

Nebraska

University of Nebraska Medical Center Movement Disorders Program

New Hampshire

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Movement Disorders Program, Lebanon, NH

Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Las Vegas

New York

Columbia University Division of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders – Dr. Sheng Han Kuo

The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

Mount Sinai Hospital Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center, New York City

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, Episodic Ataxia Clinic

North Carolina

University of North Carolina Hospitals Movement Disorder Center

Duke University, North Carolina – The Movement Disorders Center

Ohio

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Movement Disorder Clinic

Oklahoma

The Movement Disorder Clinic of Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute

Pennsylvania

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Penn Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Rhode Island

Neurology Movement Disorders Clinic

South Carolina

The Movement Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolina

South Dakota

Sanford Health Medical Services Specialties Neurology

Tennessee

University of Tennessee Medical Group, Department of Neurology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Movement Disorders Clinic

Texas

Houston Methodist Movement Disorders Clinic – Dr. Andrew Billnitzer

Baylor College of Medicine – The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

Baylor Scott & White Health – Plummer Movement Disorders Center

Texas Movement Disorder Specialists

University of Texas MOVE Clinic in Houston, Texas

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Neurology Clinic-Movement

Utah

University of Utah Movement Disorders Clinic – Dr. Stefan Pulst

Vermont

The University of Vermont Movement Disorders Center

Virginia

University of Virginia Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Clinic

Washington

Providence Health & Services Washington, Neurology

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA – Neurology Clinic

Swedish Neuroscience Institute Movement Disorders – Dr. Pravin Kehmani

West Virginia

University of Tennessee Medical Group, Department of Neurology

Wisconsin

Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin | Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program

Canada

The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada

University of Calgary Medicine, Calgary, Alberta – The Movement Disorders Clinic

University of Western Ontario – The Movement Disorders Program

Other Resources

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