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Ira Shoulson, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2585

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1967
BA | Univ of Pennsylvania
Psychology

1971
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1972 - 06/30/1973
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1973 - 06/30/1975
Fellowship in at National Institute of Mental Health

09/01/1975 - 06/30/1977
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2009
Honorary Member, The Movement Disorder Society

2008
Member (elected), Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

2007 - 2008
Best Doctors in America

2006
Stanley Fahn Lecturer, Movement Disorder Society

2006
Outstanding Leadership, Parkinson Study Group 20 Years of Service

2005
H. Houston Merritt Lecturer, American Academy of Neurology

2005
J.L. Silversides Lecturer, University of Toronto

2004 - 2006
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Inaugural World Parkinson Congress

2004
Stephen J. Fink Memorial Lecturer, Boston University

2004
Chair, Organizing Committee, Thomas N. Chase Symposium, NINDS

2004
Louis C. Lasagna Memorial Lecturer, Tufts University

2003 - 2007
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation

2003
Chair, Program Committee, World Congress on Huntington's Disease

2002 - 2007
Principal Investigator, Prospective Huntington At Risk Observational Study, NIH (HG02449)

2002 - 2006
Scientific Advisory Board, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

2002 - 2005
Member, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Advisory Council

2001 - 2004
America's Top Doctors (Castle Connoly/Marquis), 1st - 4th editions

2001 - 2003
Member, Science Committee, American Academy of Neurology

2001 - 2003
President, American Society Experimental Neurotherapeutics (ASENT)

2001 - 2002
First Vice President, American Neurological Association

2001
Edward Fogan Lecture, University of Buffalo

2001
Editorial Board, Neurology Today

2000 - Present
Editorial Committee, Disease Markers

2000 - 2006
Chair (Elected), Executive Committee, Parkinson Study Group

2000
Nathan L. Cohen Neurology Resident Guest Lectureship, Johns Hopkins University

2000
American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorder Award

2000
Rochester Academy of Medicine Award of Merit

1999 - Present
Director, Huntington's Disease Society of America/University of Rochester Center of Excellence

1999 - 2001
President-Elect, American Society Experimental Neurotherapeutics (ASENT)

1999
University of Rochester Neurology Faculty Award

1999
First John B. Penney Jr. Memorial Lecture, Massachusetts General Hospital

1998 - Present
Editorial Board, Current Treatment Options in Neurology

1998 - Present
Member, National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Research Advisory Board

1998 - 2002
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation

1998
First Robert S. Klayman Memorial Lecture in Parkinson's Disease Research, Washington University

1998
Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, Huntington's Disease Society of America

1997 - Present
Representative (ANA), National Committee on Research in Neurological & Communicative Disorders & Stroke

1997 - Present
Representative (ANA), National Foundation for Brain Research

1997 - 2001
Secretary, American Neurological Association

1997 - 1999
Treasurer, Movement Disorder Society

1997 - 1999
Chair, Program Committee, American Society of Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (ASENT)

1997
Milton Wexler Award for Huntington's Disease Research, Huntington's Disease Society of America

1996 - Present
Expert Consultant, FDA, Special Government Employee

1996 - Present
Associate Editor, Archives of Neurology

1996 - 2002
Chair (Elected), Executive Committee, Huntington Study Group

1996 - 1997
The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region, Woodward/White Inc., 1st edition.

1995 - Present
Representative (University of Rochester), US Pharmacopeia

1995
Member, Program Review Committee, Dana Foundation

1994 - Present
Chair, Performance and Safety Monitoring Board, NINDS

1994 - Present
Member, Research for Rett Syndrome Scientific Review Committee

1994 - 2000
Chair (Elected), Executive Committee, Parkinson Study Group

1994 - 1998
Director, AAN Course

1994 - 1997
Chair, Public Policy Committee, American Neurological Association

1994 - 1996
Member, University of Rochester, Chair of Department of Psychiatry Search Committee

1994 - 1996
Treasurer-Elect, Movement Disorder Society

1994
Member, Nominating Committee, American Neurological Association

1994
Invited Lecturer, Sigma Tau Foundation, Lectures on Aging

1993 - Present
Director, National Parkinson Foundation-University of Rochester Center of Excellence

1993 - Present
Member, International Editorial Board, CNS Drugs

1993 - 1997
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation

1993 - 1996
Principal Investigator, The Pew-McDonnell

1993 - 1996
Chair, Executive Committee, Huntington Study Group

1992 - Present
Member, American Academy of Neurology, Legislative Affairs Committee

1992 - 1999
The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White Inc. 1st, 2nd ,3rd, and 4th editions

1992 - 1996
Member, FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous System Advisory Committee

1992 - 1994
Councilor, American Neurological Association

1992 - 1994
Member, American Academy of Neurology Decade of the Brain Advisory Committee

1991 - 1995
Member, Professional Advisory Board, Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (ChADD)

1991 - 1993
Member, Program Committee, WFN Research Group on Huntington's Disease

1991 - 1993
Chair, American Neurological Association Scientific Program Advisory Committee

1991 - 1992
Co-chair, Subcommittee on Clinical Research, American Academy of Neurology

1991
Good Housekeeping's list of The 400 Best Doctors in America

1991
Robert Graves Professorship, Albany Medical College

1991
Distinguished Achievement in Medicine Award, Modern Medicine

1990 - Present
University of Rochester, Louis C. Lasagna Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, Named Chair

1990 - Present
Scientific Advisory Council, Huntington Society of Canada

1990 - Present
Co-Director, NIH Training Program: Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders (NS-07338)

1990 - 1997
Editorial Board, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

1990 - 1995
Scientific Advisory Board, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

1990 - 1994
National Science Council, Huntington's Disease Society of America

1990 - 1991
Public Policy Fellowship, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation

1990
Member, NIA Clinical Trial Oversight Committee

1989
Member, Phase I Panel, NIH General Clinical Research Centers

1989
Town and Country's List of Outstanding Medical Specialists in the United States

1988 - Present
Editorial Board, Experimental Neurology

1988 - 1994
Neurologist, NIH-NINCDS Neurologic Disorders Program (HD in Venezuela)

1988 - 1990
Faculty Advisory Board, The Journal of the University of Rochester Medical Center

1988 - 1989
Chair, University of Rochester, Director of Biostatistics Search Committee

1988
Member, Ad Hoc Review Committee on Alzheimer Centers, NIA

1988
Landacre Society Lecturer, Ohio State University

1987 - 1995
Member, Medical Advisory Board, American Parkinson Disease Association

1987 - 1995
Principal Investigator,Deprenyl & Tocopherol Antioxidative Therapy of Parkinsonism (DATATOP), NIH-NINCDS(RO1-NS-24778)

1987 - 1993
Member, Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology

1987 - 1989
Member, Program Committee, American Neurological Association

1987
Neurologist, NIH-NINCDS Neurologic Disorders Program (HD in Peru)

1986 - 1987
Reviewer, Orphan Drug Division, FDA

1986
Honor Award, Huntington's Disease Foundation of America; National Huntington's Disease Association

1985 - 1992
Editorial Board, Movement Disorders

1985 - 1990
Chair, University of Rochester Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee

1985 - 1988
Member, FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee

1985 - 1988
Member, University of Rochester Committee on Tenure and Promotions (elected)

1985 - 1988
Steering Committee, Movement Disorders

1985 - 1986
Consultant, AMA Drug Evaluations

1984 - 1988
Scientific Advisory Board, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

1983 - Present
Member, Huntington's Disease Research Roster Advisory Committee

1983 - 1985
Director, Parkinson Disease Program, Watertown, NY

1983
Member, Scientific Program Advisory Committee, NIH, NINCDS

1982 - Present
Editorial Board, Clinical Neuropharmacology

1982 - 1996
Assistant Editor, Archives of Neurology

1982 - 1990
Principal Investigator, Baclofen As Protective Therapy in HD, NIH-NINCDS (RO1-NS-17978)

1982 - 1990
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation

1981 - Present
Member, Section on Neuropharmacology, American Academy of Neurology

1981 - 1987
National Science Council, Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, Chairman

1981 - 1986
Neurologist, NIH-NINCDS Neurologic Disorders Program (HD in Venezuela)

1981 - 1985
Consultant, Neurology Division, Bureau of Drugs, FDA

1980 - 1994
Medical Advisory Board, United Parkinson Foundation

1980
National Science Council, Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease

1979 - Present
Member, Huntington's Chorea Research Group, World Congress of Neurology

1979 - 1986
Medical Consultant, Committee To Combat Huntington's Disease

1979 - 1986
Medical Consultant, National Huntington's Disease Association

1978 - 1983
Teacher-Investigator Development Award (NS00397), NINCDS

1977 - 1978
Buswell Research Fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine

1977
Fellow, Fourth Intensive Study Program, Neurosciences Research Program

1976 - 1977
Chair, Clinical Care Work Group, U.S. Commission for the Control of Huntington's and Its Consequences

1975 - Present
Consulting Physician, Rochester Chapter of Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease

1975
Diploma of Recognition of Merit for Humanitarian Services (conferred by Ambassador of Bolivia to the United States)

1971
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society

1971
M.D. with Honors, University of Rochester School of Medicine

1970
Summer Research Fellowship, University of Rochester, in Cambridge, England

1968
American Epilepsy Foundation Fellowship

1967
B.A. Psychology with honors, University of Pennsylvania

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Publications

Books & Chapters

1983
Book Title: Experimental Therapeutics of Movement Disorders
Author List: Fahn, S, Calne DM, Shoulson I (editors)
Published By: Raven Press1983 in New York City

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