Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
I am an attending neurology physician at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital (Hines VA) and an Assistant Professor of Neurology through Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. I have a strong passion for and commitment to Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders both clinically and in the research arena and am the Director of the VA Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Consortium Center at Hines VA and Co-Chair of the Movement Disorders Section at Hines VA. I am also a member of the Complementary and Integrative Health Committee at Hines VA as well.
I am trained in neurophysiology and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and have a significant interest in utilizing neurophysiologic principles and techniques and applying them to the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders given their efficacy and paucity of deleterious side effects. My research experience in Parkinson’s Disease dates back to my college years and has continued throughout my career, leading me to multiple publications and poster presentations at both national and international conferences. My main research focus is neurorehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders with particular interest in complementary, physical therapy, and neurophysiological interventions, namely DBS, for the treatment and improvement of both the motor and nonmotor features of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and movement disorders, in hopes of improving daily functioning and quality of life, while also promoting overall health and wellness.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:55 PM – 3:10 PM ET