Movement Disorders Center

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)

    Huntington's Disease Clinic

    1500 Owens St., Suite 320
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Memory and Aging Center

    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

    1651 Fourth St., Suite 212
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Movement Disorders Clinic

    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

    1651 Fourth St., Suite 232
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Support services

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Memory & Aging Disorders Support Groups

    Find support for caregivers, families and patients dealing with dementia, early-onset Alzheimer's, Huntington's disease and more.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Neurology Support Groups

    Find support for caregivers, families and patients dealing with aneurysm and AVM disorders, Parkinson's, MS and other neurological disorders.

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    Awards and recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-neurology

      Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery

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