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Rachel Saunders-Pullman

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  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Residency, Neurology
    Columbia University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Movement Disorders
    Columbia University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Epidemiology
    Columbia University Medical Center


Agalliu I, San Luciano M, Mirelman A, Giladi N, Waro B, Aasly J, Inzelberg R, Hassin-Baer S, Friedman E, Ruiz-Martinez J, Marti-Masso JF, Orr-Urtreger A, Bressman S, Saunders-Pullman R. Higher frequency of certain cancers in LRRK2 G2019S mutation carriers with Parkinson disease: a pooled analysis. JAMA neurology 2015 Jan; 72(1).

Vacic V, Ozelius LJ, Clark LN, Bar-Shira A, Gana-Weisz M, Gurevich T, Gusev A, Kedmi M, Kenny EE, Liu X, Mejia-Santana H, Mirelman A, Raymond D, Saunders-Pullman R, Desnick RJ, Atzmon G, Burns ER, Ostrer H, Hakonarson H, Bergman A, Barzilai N, Darvasi A, Peter I, Guha S, Lencz T, Giladi N, Marder K, Pe'er I, Bressman SB, Orr-Urtreger A. Genome-wide mapping of IBD segments in an Ashkenazi PD cohort identifies associated haplotypes. Human molecular genetics 2014 Sep; 23(17).

Marras C, Saunders-Pullman R. The complexities of hormonal influences and risk of Parkinson's disease. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2014 Jun; 29(7).

Saunders-Pullman R, Fuchs T, San Luciano M, Raymond D, Brashear A, Ortega R, Deik A, Ozelius LJ, Bressman SB. Heterogeneity in primary dystonia: lessons from THAP1, GNAL, and TOR1A in Amish-Mennonites. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2014 May; 29(6).

Deik A, Saunders-Pullman R. Atypical presentation of late-onset Tay-Sachs disease. Muscle & nerve 2014 May; 49(5).

Swan M, Saunders-Pullman R. The association between ß-glucocerebrosidase mutations and parkinsonism. Current neurology and neuroscience reports 2013 Aug; 13(8).

Gan-Or Z, Ozelius LJ, Bar-Shira A, Saunders-Pullman R, Mirelman A, Kornreich R, Gana-Weisz M, Raymond D, Rozenkrantz L, Deik A, Gurevich T, Gross SJ, Schreiber-Agus N, Giladi N, Bressman SB, Orr-Urtreger A. The p.L302P mutation in the lysosomal enzyme gene SMPD1 is a risk factor for Parkinson disease. Neurology 2013 Apr; 80(17).

Fuchs T, Saunders-Pullman R, Masuho I, Luciano MS, Raymond D, Factor S, Lang AE, Liang TW, Trosch RM, White S, Ainehsazan E, Hervé D, Sharma N, Ehrlich ME, Martemyanov KA, Bressman SB, Ozelius LJ. Mutations in GNAL cause primary torsion dystonia. Nature genetics 2013 Jan; 45(1).

López-Laso E, Beyer K, Opladen T, Artuch R, Saunders-Pullman R. Dyskinesias as a limiting factor in the treatment of Segawa disease. Pediatric neurology 2012 Jun; 46(6).

Panov F, Tagliati M, Ozelius LJ, Fuchs T, Gologorsky Y, Cheung T, Avshalumov M, Bressman SB, Saunders-Pullman R, Weisz D, Alterman RL. Pallidal deep brain stimulation for DYT6 dystonia. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry 2012 Feb; 83(2).

Saunders-Pullman R, Wang C, Stanley K, Bressman SB. Diagnosis and referral delay in women with Parkinson's disease. Gender medicine 2011 Jun; 8(3).

Brüggemann N, Hagenah J, Stanley K, Klein C, Wang C, Raymond D, Ozelius L, Bressman S, Saunders-Pullman R. Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity with LRRK2 G2019S mutations. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2011 Apr; 26(5).

San Luciano M, Lipton RB, Wang C, Katz M, Zimmerman ME, Sanders AE, Ozelius LJ, Bressman SB, Saunders-Pullman R. Clinical expression of LRRK2 G2019S mutations in the elderly. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2010 Nov; 25(15).

Saunders-Pullman R, Hagenah J, Dhawan V, Stanley K, Pastores G, Sathe S, Tagliati M, Condefer K, Palmese C, Brüggemann N, Klein C, Roe A, Kornreich R, Ozelius L, Bressman S. Gaucher disease ascertained through a Parkinson's center: imaging and clinical characterization. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2010 Jul; 25(10).

Saunders-Pullman R, Mirelman A, Wang C, Alcalay RN, San Luciano M, Ortega R, Raymond D, Mejia-Santana H, Ozelius L, Clark L, Orr-Utreger A, Marder K, Giladi N, Bressman SB. Olfactory identification in LRRK2 G2019S mutation carriers: a relevant marker?. Annals of clinical and translational neurology 2014 Sep; 1(9).

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