Wilson Disease Center of Excellence

Wilson disease (WD) is a genetic disorder that causes excessive copper accumulation in the liver or brain, resulting in hepatitis, psychiatric symptoms, or neurologic symptoms. Wilson disease affects approximately one in 30,000 people worldwide.

Northwestern Movement Disorders Center is one of 3 world-wide Wilson Disease Centers of Excellence

Criteria for designation as a Wilson Disease Association (WDA) Center of Excellence include: 1) physicians who are well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Wilson disease, 2) physician education in Wilson disease, 3) research, 4) provision of resources and services needed by Wilson Disease patients and their families, and 5) technical support including laboratory metal analysis.

For further information:

Hepatology

Richard M. Green, MD
Chief, Division of Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
675 N St Clair St. Suite 14-100
Chicago, IL 60611
Appointments: Debra Murray, RN
Phone: 312-695-6655

Neurology

Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine
675 N St Clair St. Suite 20-100
Chicago, IL 60611
Appointments: Christine Giblin, RN
Phone: 312-695-2168

Psychiatry

John E. Franklin, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine
Appointments: Debra Murray, RN
Phone: 312-695-6655