Assistant Professor of Neurology
I am a fellowship trained, board-certified, movement disorders neurologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and I have completed clinical training in neurology at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. I have expertise in the care and management of patients with a variety of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease (PD). I am the director of the Huntington’s disease and Wilson’s disease clinics at Northwestern, both of which are designated centers of excellence. I have also completed master’s level training in clinical investigations through the Northwestern Graduate School. My primary area of interest is the study of non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with movement disorders, and particularly uncovering the physiological mechanisms that underlie these therapies. I have published studies of yoga therapy, improvisation theater therapy, and dance therapy for PD. I am also involved in conducting several industry-sponsored studies, and I am a member of the Parkinson and Huntington Study Groups. In addition to my academic pursuits I am working with National Parkinson Foundation on a community wellness initiative to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. I also a clinician-educator and the director of the neurology residency program at Northwestern.