A-Z Faculty

Below is a list of all faculty at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. View individual profiles of our faculty members – with publication and contact information, research and clinical specialties, and more – via the links below.

Bega, Danny

Bega, Danny

Instructor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Gitelman, Darren R

Gitelman, Darren R

Associate Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Radiology

d-gitelman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My current research is to use sophisticated MRI imaging techniques to develop new ways of looking at the effects of Parkinson's disease on the brain. I am also the PI of several clinical trials in Alz... [more]

Goldstein, Laura G

Goldstein, Laura G

Health System Clinician in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

My practice focus is general neurology, including assessment and treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders (such as tremor and Parkinson's disease), cognitive and memory disorders, e... [more]

Katznelson, Ian S

Katznelson, Ian S

Health System Clinician in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

I am interested in general neurology and sleep medicine, with an emphasis on using the classical clinical principles of our specialty to provide the best care for many different neurological disorders... [more]

Krainc, Dimitri

Krainc, Dimitri

Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Physiology

Description of Interests

The overarching goal of our scientific work has been to define key molecular pathways in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and to uncover novel targets for therapeutic development. We have focuse... [more]

Larson, Eric B

Larson, Eric B

Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

ela119( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

At present, my research program focuses on assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive impairment in brain injury. Projects currently underway address the following. 1) Assessment and treatment of peop... [more]

Malkani, Roneil Gopal

Malkani, Roneil Gopal

Assistant Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

Sleep and circadian disorders in neurodegenerative diseases, REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, Parkinson's disease, sleep disturbances in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, restless legs s... [more]

Marciniak, Christina

Marciniak, Christina

Associate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

cmarciniak( at )ric.org

Description of Interests

My areas of clinical interest are in the rehabilitation care of adults with neurologic disorders. This has more specifically included adults who have cerebral palsy, those with movement disorders such... [more]

Melen, Onur

Melen, Onur

Assistant Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Ophthalmology

Description of Interests

Chorea, Dystonia, Essential tremor, Multiple systems atrophy (MSA), Myoclonus, Neuro-ophthalmology, Parkinson's disease, Progressive supranuclear palsy ( PSP), Tics

Nagar, Charulatha P

Nagar, Charulatha P

Health System Clinician in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

My practice is general neurology, however my interests ,training is Neuromuscular Disorders and clinical electromyography. Specific areas of my practice focus include neuropathies, muscle disorders, M... [more]

Opal, Puneet

Opal, Puneet

Associate Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

Ataxias, spinocerbellar ataxia, movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders.

Rosenow, Joshua M

Rosenow, Joshua M

Associate Professor in Neurological Surgery, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

dbs( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Rosenow is the Director of Functional Neurosurgery in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He specializes in th... [more]

Simuni, Tanya

Simuni, Tanya

Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

Dr Simuni joined the faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine in 2000 to build and lead a multidisciplinary movement disorders center that is recognized by the National Parki... [more]

Surmeier, D James

Surmeier, D James

Professor in Physiology

j-surmeier( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research is focused on the mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. This pursuit employs a combination of electrophysiological, optical, genetic and behavioral approaches.

Toledo, Jr, Santiago D

Toledo, Jr, Santiago D

Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Description of Interests

Parkinson's research: neuroprotective benefits of exercise, effect of pain and sleep disorders on physical activity, innovative technology/ smart devices in tracking mobility; motor learning. General... [more]

Zadikoff, Cindy

Zadikoff, Cindy

Associate Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Medical Education

Description of Interests

My clinical and research interests include: novel therapeutic treatments for advanced Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders, and management of Atypical Pa... [more]