Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center
The mission of the UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center is to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to patients with movement disorders. The medical staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, radiologists and nurses with specialized training in movement disorders.
The center offers a variety of services that include complete neurological evaluations, disease management, medication therapy and other treatments such as botulinum toxin injections and neurosurgical procedures. Neurosurgeons at the center perform deep brain stimulation and deep brain stimulation programming for conditions such as dystonia, essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, spasticity and chorea.
We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
Doctor referral required
Ethan G. Brown
Paul S. Larson
Nijee Sharma Luthra
Caroline Racine Belkoura
Marta San Luciano
Andreea L. Seritan
FNP, MSNNurse practitioner
The Motor Network in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia: Mechanisms of Therapy
This is an exploratory pilot study to identify neural correlates of specific motor signs in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dystonia, using a novel totally implanted neural interface that senses brain activity as well a...
Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Chronic Pain
Chronic pain affects 1 in 4 US adults, and many cases are resistant to almost any treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) holds promise as a new option for patients suffering from treatment-resistant chronic pain, bu...
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for People With Parkinson's Disease
This study aims to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in reducing anxiety and/or depressive symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
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Neurology Support Groups
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Neurology Research
The UCSF Department of Neurology conducts research to improve understanding of neurological disorders, with the goals of finding better treatments and methods of prevention.
UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center Research
The UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center is active in research to improve the understanding and treatment of movement disorders.