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

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    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...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    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...

    Recruiting

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    VY-AADC02 for Parkinson's Disease With Motor Fluctuations

    The objectives of this study are to assess the distribution, efficacy, and safety of VY-AADC02 in Patients with Parkinson's Disease with Motor Fluctuations.

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    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.

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

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      Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery

    • n3-2x

      Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery

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    • 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

    Related clinics

    Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Our research initiatives

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      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.

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      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.

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