Susan Bressman, MD
- SITE CHAIR, NEUROLOGY, MOUNT SINAI BETH ISRAEL, MOUTH SINAI ROOSEVELT | Mount Sinai St. Luke's
- PROFESSOR | Neurology
Research Topic:Parkinson's Disease
Susan B. Bressman, MD holds the Alan and Joan Mirken Chair and is the Mount Sinai Health System Vice - Chair for the Department of Neurology and Chair for the Departments of Neurology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West; she is also a Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is recognized for her work identifying genes and characterizing phenotypes, including the identification of dystonia genes, as well as Parkinson’s disease genotype phenotype studies. 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 200 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 was a Director of the American Academy of Neurology and associate editor for Movement Disorders, and has served or serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
Dr. Bressman offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Benign Essential Tremor
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Cervical Dystonia
- Huntington's Disease
- Lewy Body Disease
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Parkinson's Disease
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Tardive Dyskinesia
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship, Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency, Neurology, Neurological Institute
Fellowship, Movement Disorders, Neurological Institute
Honorary Membership Award
Movement Disorder Research Award
Bachman Strauss Prize
Stanley Fahn Lectureship
Dystonia and Parkinson's Disease
I am a Director of the Mount Sinai Health System Movement Disorders Center and the Mirken Family Professor of Neurology. Over the last 30 years, my research has focused on identifying etiologies and disease mechanisms, especially genetic, that underlie dystonia (TORIA, THAP1, GNAL, GCH1, SGCE) and Parkinson’s disease (LRRK2, GBA ). My unique contribution has been in helping to create and promote translational teams and my special expertise has been clinical characterization and family studies aimed at identifying relatively homogeneous subgroups likely to share etiologies. As an extension of this work, once genetic etiologies are identified I have pursued further translational research aimed at expanding understanding of gene expression; this includes using additional clinical testing, imaging, and biomarkers of pathology. My work has been supported by the NIH, Michael J Fox Foundation, Dystonia Medical research Foundation and Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Foundation.