Robert Edwards, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Robert Edwards is a neurologist and specialist in the treatment of Parkinson's disease who sees patients in the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at Parnassus.

In his research, he and his colleagues have identified several proteins implicated in Parkinson's. Edwards earned a medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he is a professor of neurology and physiology. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, he earned the Established Investigator Award of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, serves on several editorial boards and the scientific advisory board of the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Clinics

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Robert Edwards

Additional Languages

French

Education

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 1980

Residencies

UCSF, Neurology 1984

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ullman JC, Yang J, Sullivan M, Bendor J, Levy J, Pham E, Silm K, Seifikar H, Sohal VS, Nicoll RA, Edwards RH. A mouse model of autism implicates endosome pH in the regulation of presynaptic calcium entry. Nat Commun. 2018 01 23; 9(1):330.
  2. Pathak D, Berthet A, Bendor JT, Yu K, Sellnow RC, Orr AL, Nguyen MK, Edwards RH, Manfredsson FP, Nakamura K. Loss of a-Synuclein Does Not Affect Mitochondrial Bioenergetics in Rodent Neurons. eNeuro. 2017 Mar-Apr; 4(2).
  3. Logan T, Bendor J, Toupin C, Thorn K, Edwards RH. a-Synuclein promotes dilation of the exocytotic fusion pore. Nat Neurosci. 2017 May; 20(5):681-689.

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