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.

Doctor referral required

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    The Motor Network in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia: Mechanisms of Therapy

    Duration of 'on' stimulation time without dyskinesia in adaptive compared to standard open loop stimulation determined from the patients' motor diaries. The self-report motor diary is a validated method to capture this information...


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    GDNF Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

    Evaluation of the safety and tolerability through the assessment of incidence of TEAE, identified by MedDRA preferred term and grouped by MedDRA System Organ Class, as well as clinically meaningful changes in clinical exams or lab...


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    The Neural Coding of Speech Across Human Languages

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      Best hospital in Northern California

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      Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery

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    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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