Susan Bressman

Susan Bressman, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Neurology



Research Topic:

Parkinson's Disease

Susan B. Bressman, MD, holds the Mirken Family Chair and is a Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine. She formerly served as the Chair for the Departments of Neurology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West.   Dr. Bressman is recognized for her pioneering work identifying genes for dystonia and parkinsonism, characterizing genotype - phenotypes, and establishing imaging and other disease biomarkers. Her work has been funded by the NIH, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and she has established many collaborations including with investigators at Columbia, Tel Aviv University, North Shore / Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Harvard and UCSF. Her current research is focused on identifying diagnostic and progression markers and disease pathways for Parkinson’s disease, especially the LRRK2 and GBA genetic subtypes. She also continues to work on gene identification for dystonia, tremor and other movement disorders.
Dr Bressman attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and received her postgraduate and fellowship training at Columbia’s Neurological Institute.  She has authored more than 240 articles in peer-reviewed journals, is a co-editor of two books, and has been named by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and The New York Times as a Best Doctor. In 2014 Castle Connolly recognized her with their Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence. She has also been honored by the American Academyof Neurology with its   Research Prize in Movement Disorders, the Michael J Fox Foundation with the Bachmann Strauss Dystonia Prize,  and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society with the Stanley Fahn Plenary Lecture and election to Honorary Member for her contributions to the field.

Dr. Bressman offers telemedicine and on site appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a visit.


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Ataxia
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Lewy Body Disease


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship, Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency, Neurology, Neurological Institute

Fellowship, Movement Disorders, Neurological Institute

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