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The UCSF Movement Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive state-of-the-art care for patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease and related conditions, such as progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal syndrome and drug-induced parkinsonism. We also treat chorea, dystonia and other tics, myoclonus and restless legs syndrome.

Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, radiologists and nurses with specialized training in movement disorders. We offer a variety of services that include complete neurological evaluations, disease management, medication therapy and physical therapy, as well as resources for family support. Treatments include botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and neurosurgical procedures. Our neurosurgeons perform deep brain stimulation (DBS) and DBS programming for dystonia, essential tremor, Parkinson's, spasticity and chorea.

In addition to caring for patients, our team conducts research to find new therapies for movement disorders. And while Parkinson's disease currently has no cure, our ultimate goal is to find one. The clinic has been designated a center of excellence by the Parkinson's Foundation since 1992. We have also been named an information and referral center by the American Parkinson Disease Association.

The Movement Disorders Clinic is part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Valet parking

At the Weill Neurosciences Building, valet parking is available at the Campus Way entrance. We also offer valet parking at 400 Parnassus Avenue. Drive to the white curb in front of the building and an attendant will assist you. If you have a DMV-issued Disabled Person parking placard, notify the parking attendant during check-in to receive a discounted rate.

Visit our Campus Life Services website for more information on parking and transportation.

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    Cerebellar Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders in Cerebral Palsy in Children and Youn...

    This is the primary motor outcome measure. It is the Movement Disorder-Childhood Rating Scale 4-18 Revised (MD-CRS 4-18 R). The MD-CRS 4-18 R is a validated tool aimed to evaluate movement disorders in developmental age. It is par...


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    Model-based Electrical Brain Stimulation

    A personalized decoder is trained for each patient using the recorded neural activity and self-reports. Then this decoder is used to estimate the biomarker purely from neural activity; that is, based on neural activity, it will re...


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    Automated Imaging Differentiation of Parkinsonism

    utilizing the automated imaging differentiation of Parkinsonism (AIDP) tool to predict diagnosis compared to the expertise of two movement disorder specialists


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    A Study to Assess the Safety of BIIB122 Tablets and if it Can Slow the Worsening of Early-Stage...

    Time to confirmed worsening is defined as a worsening event sustained over 2 consecutive assessments. MDS-UPDRS is a multimodal scale assessing impairment and disability consisting of 4 parts. Part II assesses motor experiences of...


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    Parkinson's Foundation PD GENEration Genetic Registry

    Identify people with Parkinson's who have genetic mutations to advance basic science and clinical research.


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    Understanding Motivation in Parkinson's Patients Through Neurophysiology

    Patients' responses on the tablet will be recorded in-clinic and at home. The investigators will tally their choices from the value-based decision making game (risky versus safe decisions) and report an average of risky responses.


    Awards & recognition

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      Among the top hospitals in the nation

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      Best in California and No. 2 in the nation for neurology & neurosurgery

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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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