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National Ataxia Foundation

Research Pipeline

Neurological and Specialty Clinics

Find care with clinicians who serve Ataxia patients.


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

Download the PDF below for a list of neurologists, with contact information, who have indicated that they have an interest in serving Ataxia patients. 

If you are interested in having your clinic added to our list, complete this form. Email if you have any questions.

NAF’s Ataxia Centers of Excellence (ACE) designation is offered to exceptional regional centers providing comprehensive care and services for individuals affected by Ataxia and their families. Centers receiving the ACE designation have completed a thorough application process to demonstrate their exemplary service to the Ataxia community and specialized training/experience in treating Ataxia or movement disorders. 

NAF Ataxia Centers of Excellence in the United States are listed on the map below. Select a state to view more information. International ACE’s are listed in alphabetical order below the map.

United States

Map Key: 
Blue states have at least one ACE clinic; White states do not have an ACE clinic.
Stars indicate the location of an ACE clinic.


MJD Foundation

North Territory, Australia

Phone: 1300 584 122
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

Neurogenetics Research Center at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas

Lima, Peru

Phone: 511 4117700
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital's Ataxia Clinic

Melbourne, Australia

Phone: 03 9929 8666
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

The Ataxia Centre London

London, UK

Phone: 020 3448 3100
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Montréal, QC

Phone: 514 890-8000
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

University Hospital Bonn/German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Bonn, Germany

Phone: 49 228 2870
Detailed Information: Click here to learn more.

Specialty Clinics

Ataxia Centers are specialty clinics committed to providing specialized medical care for people affected with Ataxias. 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.

Movement Disorder Centers 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.

Ataxia Centers and Movement Disorder Centers are listed below by country and state.

United States


Ataxia Centers

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

Movement Disorder Centers

Hartford HealthCare Movement Disorders

Yale Movement Disorders Clinics, New Haven, CT



NAF Ataxia Center of Excellence

Emory University

Ataxia Centers

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


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NAF strives to provide the most accurate and validated information to the Ataxia community. The links section of our web site is a comprehensive list of valuable Ataxia related resources provided by other organizations. The National Ataxia Foundation is not responsible for the content or availability of these web sites.

Need More Information?

To request information, please contact us here or by postal mail:

National Ataxia Foundation
PO Box 27986
Golden Valley, MN 55427
763-553-0167 (Fax)

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