Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

The Division of Movement Disorders provides consultation and treatment for a range of neurological disorders characterized by involuntary movements and impaired motor control.  These include conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor disorders, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, tic disorders including Tourette syndrome, ataxia and other gait disorders.  

The full range of treatments is available through the Movement Disorders Program at UVA, including chemodenervaton for dystonia and deep brain stimulation for management of Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia.  Interdisciplinary clinics are held for the management of Huntington’s disease and for the surgical management of movement disorders.   

In addition, consultation for diagnostic and management questions in Movement Disorders is provided to neurologists throughout Virginia and the surrounding regions.   The UVA Parkinson’s Disease Program has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association which sponsors an Information and Referral center for PD-related questions at UVA: 434-982-4482.  The UVA Huntington’s Program has also been designated as a Center of Excellence supported by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and provides a toll-free helpline for questions from patients, families and providers at 866-290-4528.   The Division of Movement Disorders also offers participation in clinical trials under the auspices of the Parkinson’s Study Group, the Huntington’s Study Group, the NIH and industry sponsors.  

    Core Providers:

    • Madaline B. Harrison, MD Division Head
    • Matthew J. Barrett, MD, MSc
    • Robert B. Davis, RN, FNP
    • Binit B. Shah, MD
    • G. Fredrick Wooten, MD

      

     Associated Faculty: 

    • W. Jeffery Elias, MD
    • Kathleen Fuchs, PhD
    • Carol Manning, PhD
    • Scott Sperling, PsyD
    • Diane S. Huss, PT