Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Research Professor in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department
Abbott Hall 11th Floor
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611
Description of InterestsDr 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... read moreDr 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 Parkinson’s Foundation as a Center of Excellence and serves as a training model in the region. Her research interests are focused on development of disease modifying ( neuroprotective ) interventions in Parkinson’s disease (PD). She is the lead investigator of a number of clinical trials on experimental pharmacology, non-motor manifestations, and pharmacological and surgical management of PD. As the Principal Investigator of the multicenter Parkinson Study Group (PSG) Phase II study of isradipine as potential disease modifying agent in early PD (STEADY PD) and more recently NET PD FS-Zone studies as well as a member of the Steering Committees on a number of national studies including PPMI, she has developed expertise in design and coordination of multicenter studies. She is actively involved with the PSG where she is an active member of three PSG working groups and Chair of the Classic Motor group. She serves on the Steering Committees for the National Parkinson Foundation.
InterestsAtypical Parkinsonian Syndromes; Balance Disorders; Blepharospasm; Botox Injections; Clinical Trial Methodology; Drug Discovery; Dystonia; Essential Tremor; Gait Disorders; Lewy Body Dementia; Movemen... read moreAtypical Parkinsonian Syndromes; Balance Disorders; Blepharospasm; Botox Injections; Clinical Trial Methodology; Drug Discovery; Dystonia; Essential Tremor; Gait Disorders; Lewy Body Dementia; Movement Control; Movement Disorders; Parkinson's Disease; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP); Torticollis; Tourette Syndrome; Tremors; Wilson' Disease
EducationMD: Leningrad Medical School (1985)
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital (1995)
Residency: Temple University Hospital (1994)
Board Certification: Neurology
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