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Michael Aminoff, M.D.

Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

Dr. Michael J. Aminoff is an internationally recognized neurologist and expert in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease at UCSF Medical Center. His work focuses on particular aspects of Parkinson's disease, including movement and cognitive issues, such as disturbances to memory, perception and judgment. Aminoff is executive vice chair of Neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic. He also is involved in treating and studying epilepsy and other movement disorders.

Aminoff graduated with honors from University College in London in 1962 and from the University College Hospital Medical School in 1965 in the United Kingdom. He completed post-doctoral training in London teaching hospitals. He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1974. In 2000, Aminoff was awarded a doctorate in science from the University of London. He is board certified in three specialties — electrodiagnostic medicine, clinical neurophysiology and neurology. Aminoff was the editor and chief of Muscle and Nerve, a major medical journal from 1998 to 2007; serves on several medical and scientific editorial boards; and has authored more than 200 research publications and numerous books.

Clinics

Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2837

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Michael Aminoff

Education

University of London 1965

Residencies

University College Hospital Medical School, United Kingdom, Neurology 1972

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 119:vii.
  2. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 120:vii.
  3. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 121:vii.
  4. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 114:vii.
  5. Asbury AK, Aminoff MJ. Prelude to the peripheral neuropathies. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 115:3-4.
  6. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 115:vii.
  7. Aminoff MJ. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 117:vii.
  8. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 116:vii.
  9. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 118:vii.
  10. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 113:vii.
  11. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 112:vii.
  12. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 111:vii.
  13. Fanara P, Wong PY, Husted KH, Liu S, Liu VM, Kohlstaedt LA, Riiff T, Protasio JC, Boban D, Killion S, Killian M, Epling L, Sinclair E, Peterson J, Price RW, Cabin DE, Nussbaum RL, Brühmann J, Brandt R, Christine CW, Aminoff MJ, Hellerstein MK. Cerebrospinal fluid-based kinetic biomarkers of axonal transport in monitoring neurodegeneration. J Clin Invest. 2012 Sep 4; 122(9):3159-69.
  14. Voss TS, Elm JJ, Wielinski CL, Aminoff MJ, Bandyopadhyay D, Chou KL, Sudarsky LR, Tilley BC. Fall frequency and risk assessment in early Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 Aug; 18(7):837-41.
  15. Mittermeyer G, Christine CW, Rosenbluth KH, Baker SL, Starr P, Larson P, Kaplan PL, Forsayeth J, Aminoff MJ, Bankiewicz KS. Long-term evaluation of a phase 1 study of AADC gene therapy for Parkinson's disease. Hum Gene Ther. 2012 Apr; 23(4):377-81.
  16. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Parkinson's disease. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 103:ix.
  17. Gottwald MD, Aminoff MJ. Therapies for dopaminergic-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson disease. Ann Neurol. 2011 Jun; 69(6):919-27.
  18. Chou KL, Zamudio J, Schmidt P, Price CC, Parashos SA, Bloem BR, Lyons KE, Christine CW, Pahwa R, Bodis-Wollner I, Oertel WH, Suchowersky O, Aminoff MJ, Malaty IA, Friedman JH, Okun MS. Hospitalization in Parkinson disease: a survey of National Parkinson Foundation Centers. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011 Jul; 17(6):440-5.
  19. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Hyperkinetic movement disorders. Foreword. Handb Clin Neurol. 2011; 100:vii.
  20. Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. We spend about one-third of our life either sleeping or attempting to do so. Handb Clin Neurol. 2011; 98:vii.

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