Movement Disorders The Movement Disorders Unit provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to people with neurological movement disorders such as Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in Adults, Dystonia, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Secondary Parkinsonism, Tremor / Essential Tremor and Tourette's Syndrome. MIND has received designation as a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. and the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Our Team Richard L. Barbano, M.D., Ph.D. Kevin M. Biglan, M.D., M.P.H. Michelle A. Burack, M.D., Ph.D. Sulada Kanchana, M.D., Ph.D. Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H. Frederick J. Marshall, M.D. Irene H. Richard, M.D. Ruth Schneider, M.D. Miriam T. Weber, Ph.D. The scope of research in the Movement Disorders Unit includes clinical research and experimental therapeutics. Goals are to initiate, coordinate and carry out clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to movement disorders, inherited and acquired neurological disorders. A key element is our training program, which includes Experimental Therapeutics and a clinical program for our fellows. Clinical Services The Movement Disorders Unit provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to people with neurological movement disorders such as: Dystonia Huntington's Disease Parkinson's Disease Secondary Parkinsonism Tremor / Essential Tremor Tourette's Syndrome The staff serving the Center includes neurologists and neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, postgraduate neurologists, and a social worker. Staff members are committed to the care and treatment of patients (and families) affected by movement disorders. We are active in clinical research aimed at slowing the progression of various movement disorders and finding alternative therapies to improve the quality of life for our patients. Woman Regains her Life with Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Diagnosis and treatment services are available and include Deep Brain Stimulation, neuropsychological testing services and consultations. We evaluate cognitive problems associated with neurological disorders such as: Seizures Brain tumors Multiple sclerosis Neurofibromatosis HIV encephalopathy Head injury Neurodegenerative diseases Clinical Research and Experimental Therapeutics Goals are to initiate, coordinate and carry out clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to movement disorders. A key element is our training program, which includes Experimental Therapeutics and a clinical program for our fellows. Clinical trials and observational studies related to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, neuroAIDS, stroke, cervical dystonia, painful peripheral neuropathy, demyelinating disorders and neuromuscular diseases. Opportunity to develop skills in design, conduct and biostatistical components of clinical trials.