Principal Investigators and Advisors

Lead organizers and Co-Chairs of this initiative are:

  • Connie Marras, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology of the NPF Center of Excellence at Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Jay Nutt, MD, Professor and Medical Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at Oregon Health Sciences Univeristy in Portland.
  • Mark Guttman, MD, Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at the Center for Movement Disorders in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • Tanya Simuni, MD, Director of the NPF Center of Excellence, Parkinson's Disease Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University in Chicago.
  • Eugene Nelson, DSc, Director of Quality Administration for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
  • Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., CIO and Vice President, Programs, at the National Parkinson Foundation.
  • Fernando Cubillos, MD, Director of Research Programs, at the National Parkinson Foundation

Principal Investigators

Melanie Brandabur, MD
The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
Sunnyvale, CA

Bastiaan Bloem, MD, PhD
Nijmegen Parkinson’s Center
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Rohit Dhall, MD
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Tanya Gurevich, MD
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mark Guttman, MD, FRCPC, Co-chair
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham, ON

Robert Hauser, MD, MBA
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Joseph Jankovic, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Kelly Lyons, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Zoltan Mari, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD

Irene Malaty, MD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

John Morgan, MD, PhD
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

John Nutt, MD, Co-chair
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Fernando Pagan, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD
Struther’s Parkinson’s Center
Golden Valley, MN

Nabila Dahodwala, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Tanya Simuni, MD, Co-chair
Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Daniel Tarsy, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Thomas Davis, MD
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Connie Marras, MD
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Canada

Advisors

Eric Cheng, MD MS, Advisor
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Nir Giladi, MD, Advisor
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Laura Marsh, MD, Advisor
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, TX

Michael Okun, MD, NPF National Medical Director
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Eugene C. Nelson, DSc, MPH
The Dartmouth Institute
Lebanon, NH

Peter Schmidt, PhD
National Parkinson Foundation
Miami, FL

Fernando Cubillos, MD
National Parkinson Foundation
Miami, FL

Nadia Romero
National Parkinson Foundation
Miami, FL

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