At the UCSF Movement Disorders Center, our specialists provide comprehensive care for a wide range of conditions affecting a person's ability to move as intended. We assess and manage patients with Parkinson's disease and related conditions, such as progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal syndrome and drug-induced parkinsonism. We also offer specialized treatment for Huntington's disease and motor control issues associated with aging.
Movement disorders affect many parts of the body. Some of these conditions have genetic causes, others result from an injury or illness, and sometimes the cause is unknown. Patients consequently have a wide range of needs, and that's why our center is staffed by world-class experts from a variety of disciplines. The team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, geneticists, gerontologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, speech pathologists and nurses with special training in movement disorders. Working together, we provide evaluation and diagnosis; disease and medication management; surgical treatments, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and DBS programming; physical therapy; and emotional support for patients, families and caregivers.
In addition to providing patient care, our team conducts research aimed at finding new therapies for movement disorders.
We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
Our locations (2)
Awards and recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery