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The Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Institute is an outpatient unit within the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. We specialize in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease and other disorders affecting movement. Using a team approach, dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate and comprehensive care, we offer the latest diagnostic and state of the art treatment options for Parkinson's and related diseases, as well as dystonia, ataxia, chorea, tic disorders and hemifacial spasm.
We work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists including neuropsychologists, therapists and allied health personnel to optimize each person's care. Our staff also provides valuable resources for patients, families and caregivers. The Program offers botulinum toxin therapy for patients with dystonia and other involuntary movements, and, together with the Center for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery directed by Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD, we offer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital the latest in surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor.
We are involved in a number of studies providing interested patients with the opportunity to participate in developing a better understanding and treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Ongoing pharmacotherapy trials, in conjunction with other research centers, also provide the option for patients to try new therapeutics.
If you have advanced Parkinson’s disease and are experiencing dyskinesia symptoms or motor fluctuations that are not responding to medicines, you may be eligible for a clinical trial examining a new minimally invasive method to treat your symptoms. Learn more about Exablate Neuro MR guided Focused Ultrasound.
To make a donation to the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program, please make checks payable to Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology and forward the checks to the following address:
- Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurology Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program
- 525 East 68th Street, F-607
- New York, NY 10065
Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help our programs continue to pursue excellence in medicine and provide superior patient care to the community.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"She was my husband's neurologist during the first six years of his Parkinson's. She always gave the right instructions and medications. But, as important, she helped us to learn how we could live with this disease and still enjoy our life. We are now in his 14 year and living in Fl. but still are grateful to her helping us in the beginning with her frank and fun attitude. She's the best."
"No one could diagnose my wife's problem in Connecticut. We found Dr Shtilbans and has been successfully treated her for past 4 years. My wife calls him her Angel"
"Dr Henchcliffe has treated me for Parinsons for over 12 years. She consistently deonstrates real care and concern. Thanks to her, through her timing of medication changes, has led a reasonably normal life. And she always sends me off with at least one backup plan in case planA didn't work."