Bonnie and Tom Strauss Movement Disorders Center

Our Leadership

Meet our accomplished co-directors, visionaries in the research and treatment of movement disorders.

The Strauss Center is co-led by Susan Bressman, MD, Mirken Family Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Brian H. Kopell, MD, Director of the Center for Neuromodulation, one of the top five leading deep brain stimulation (DBS) centers in the country.  Dr. Bressman is internationally recognized for her clinical expertise and groundbreaking research. This research, funded by National Institutes of Health, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and other foundations, has elucidated genetic causes of dystonia and Parkinson's disease, and characterized their phenotypes, including clinical and imaging correlates. Dr. Bressman’s multidisciplinary program has been continuously certified as a National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence for more than 20 years, and was the first movement disorders program to be named a Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia Center of Excellence. Dr. Kopell pioneered the use of intraoperative imaging during DBS cases, neurosurgically controlling debilitating symptoms caused by a variety of neurologic disorders.