Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Our outstanding team of physicians is expert in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, such as atypical parkinsonism (including multiple systems atrophy, corticobasal ganglionic degeneration, and progressive supranuclear palsy), dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, and other disorders with chorea, tic disorders, and amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known or Lou Gehrig's disease), among others. Our expertise spans all ages and includes specialization in pediatric movement disorders.

Mount Sinai's world-renowned movement disorders program offers unparalleled multidisciplinary diagnosis and care at two locations:

At The Mount Sinai Hospital, the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center is led by Steven Frucht, MD, a world-renowned expert on musician's dystonia.

At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, the Movement Disorders Center is designated as both a National Parkinson's Foundation and Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson's Center of Excellence, and is led by Susan Bressman, MD. Dr. Bressman is internationally recognized for her clinical expertise and research characterizing the genetics of Parkinson's disease and dystonia.

In addition, the Center for Neuromodulation, directed by Brian Kopell, MD, sponsors the largest deep brain stimulation treatment programs for movement disorders in New York City. The Beth Israel ALS Center, cosponsored by the Greater New York Chapter of the ALS Association, offers state-of-the-art treatment for ALS. Individuals with Tourette's syndrome or other tic disorders receive world-class tr eatment from Barbara Coffey, MD, and her colleagues

Our team includes 12 fellowship trained neurologists, two neuropsychologists, a neuropsychiatrist, neurosurgeon, two nurse practitioners, and two genetic counselors, all dedicated to providing patients the most advanced and compassionate care. Our comprehensive program includes diagnostic evaluation and treatment, as well as supportive services, such as mental health care, social work support, information about and evaluation for clinical research studies, and physical and speech therapy. We also host patient and caregiver programs that include support groups, educational symposia, and exercise classes.

Our Research

Our Centers are recognized leaders in movement disorders research and includes groundbreaking work in the genetics of dystonia and Parkinson's disease, translational studies that join the clinical and laboratory scientists, and cutting-edge clinical trials. Examples include:

  • Studies of the relationship between brain changes and genetic factors in spasmodic dysphonia, a form of focal dystonia
  • Experimental therapeutics for Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor, and other movement disorders
  • Exploration of the genetic mechanisms underlying dystonia, Parkinson's disease, and spasmodic dysphonia
  • Research into the behavioral aspects of Parkinson's disease, such as emotional processing deficits and impulse control disorders as well as the effects of deep brain stimulation on Parkinson's disease motor features and gait disorders

Contact Us

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The Mount Sinai Hospital
Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center

Phone: 212-241-5607
Fax: 212-241-3656
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5 East 98th Street
Box 1138, First Floor
New York, NY 10029-6574

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Division of Movement Disorders
Phone: 212-844-8379
Fax: 212-844-8461

10 Union Square East
Suite 5H
New York, NY 10003