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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

 

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

 

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 or Erika Augustine, M.D.

 

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 Denver Movement Disorders Clinic

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 – Dr. George Wilmot

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
The Movement Disorders Center at Rush University, Chicago, IL

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

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. Tetsuo Ashizawa
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

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