Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Division Chief's Message

Welcome to the Division of Movement Disorders within The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. In collaboration with the clinical partners at Northwestern Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, we have established a highly qualified team of clinicians and scientists who specialize in the study of complex movement disorders, including early and advanced Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Wilson’s disease, and Ataxia.

Our division’s connection with the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center expands our research enterprise. The center is at the forefront of the unveiling novel mechanisms of diseases and discovery of new treatment options for people with PD and other movement disorders. Northwestern is also one of only 12 Centers in the country to receive the prestigious National Institutes of Health Morris K. Udall Center grant for Parkinson's research.

We are also in close collaboration with the Feinberg Center for Rare Neurological Diseases and their efforts to apply knowledge gained from rare genetic disorders to better understanding and development of therapeutics for common neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.

Toward Better Treatments

All our training and research efforts are focused on improving care provided through Feinberg-affiliated care sites. At the Northwestern Medicine clinical center, our faculty members are part of a multidisciplinary team of movement disorders specialists, neurologists, nurses, geneticists, social worker, research team, and physical and speech therapists provide patients with individualized comprehensive care. Patients and their families receive expert care from these world-renowned movement disorders specialists who are recognized in their field for the academic and clinical contributions toward patient care.

We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us.  

Tanya Simuni, MD

Tanya Simuni, MD

Chief, Division of Movement Disorders