Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology


Divisional faculty are engaged in basic science research, clinical trials, and patient outcomes-centered quality of life studies. Much of the research done at Northwestern in this field is done through the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, directed by our division cheif, Tanya Simuni, MD.

Simuni was recently awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to conduct a multicenter study to test the efficacy of the drug isradipine to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Simuni will conduct this study in direct collaboration with  Dr. D. James Surmeier, chair of Northwestern’s Department of Physiology and director of the NIH-funded Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, both of whom are well-versed in "bench to bedside" research.

Clinical Trials

Feinberg has multiple, active clinical trials in movement disorders. See the Clinical Trials page for a full listing.