Who We Are
We are multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, advanced practice nurses, researchers, and trainees, as well as a neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, and social worker, who provide comprehensive care for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
What We Do
Comprehensive care for movement disorders, including medicines, deep brain stimulation surgery, botulinum toxin therapy, telehealth appointments, supportive care, neuropsycholigcal evaluations and mental health care.

Innovative Research including clinical trials and basic research to better understand and treat movement disorders.
Conditions We Treat
Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Ataxia, Chorea (Huntington’s disease), Atypical Parkinsonism (MSA, PSP, CBD, DLB), and other neurodegenerative movement disorders.

Our Mission

US News and world report logoThe UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center is a well-established, internationally recognized program. It is also one of the busiest deep brain stimulation implanting centers on the West Coast with a wide referral base.

The mission of the center is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive multidisciplinary care to patients with movement disorders. They offer a variety of services that include comprehensive neurological evaluations, medication treatment and disease management, botulinum toxin injections, neurosurgical procedures including deep brain stimulation, and deep brain stimulation programming.

The medical staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, radiologists, and nurses who have specialized training in movement disorders and the problems associated with these conditions whose goal is to provide individualized comprehensive care.

The MDNC Center also has an active clinical research and basic science research program aimed at further understanding the pathophysiology of movement disorders, identification of structural and functional brain changes, the development of novel DBS implantation techniques, the use of gene therapy in Parkinson’s disease, and the evaluation of patient outcomes after deep brain stimulation treatment.

U.S. News & World Report has listed UCSF Medical Center among the top 10 hospitals in the nation for over 20 years. UCSF Medical Center ranked among the best in all 15 adult specialties for which it was assessed, including top 10 status nationwide in neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, we were recognized as the top-ranked hospital in Northern California and as Best in the West in neurology and neurosurgery.