About the Center
The Center for Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Other Movement Disorders and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center brings together a comprehensive and diverse academic healthcare team to help individuals and families affected by PD and other movement disorders.
The Center cooperates with local medical departments, area hospitals, and therapy groups to ensure comprehensive care and access to a variety of resources. We are committed to linking medical, surgical, educational, rehabilitative, and social services to a wide range of movement disorders.
We are deeply involved with large science and clinical research programs that seek to understand the causes of PD and other movement disorders, identify biomarkers associated with distinct neurodegenerative pathways, and advance research towards a cure. We participate in the most innovative clinical trials and offer access to the latest investigational treatments.
Collaborative approach to care
The Center for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders brings together advanced clinical resources and research opportunities that benefit from rich interdepartmental collaborations with functional neurosurgery, genetic counseling, neuropsychiatry, physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We offer a collaborative atmosphere and nurturing environment that promotes innovation and excellence in patient care, education, and clinical research, the three fundamental pillars of academic medicine.
- Comprehensive Care Center including “one-stop shop” access to Movement Disorders experts, neuropsychologists, genetic counselors, neurosurgeons, physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists.
- State-of-the-art neurosurgical treatments including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) by our top notch neurosurgery team of Brian Dalm, MD, and Jennifer Gadawski, APRN, CNP.
- Innovative treatment modalities such as Infusion therapies and Botox injections.
- Cutting-edge research program including gene therapy and other advanced therapeutic options.
- Parkinson's disease Genetic Counseling Clinic.
- Daily collaboration and active engagement with a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, neuropsychiatrists, neuroradiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, gastroenterologists, and urologists.
- In-person and Telehealth appointments to facilitate access to care.
- In-patient facility affiliation and support services plan for hospitalized patients.
- Access to a comprehensive program of Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
- Access to Wellness Programs including, “Moving with a Purpose,” Forced Effort Aerobics, “Speaking with a Purpose,” “Exercising with a Purpose,” Nordic Pole Walking Club, Columbus Dance for Parkinson’s, and Mobility and Exercise in Neurodegenerative Disorders (MEND) Laboratory initiatives.
- Active clinical trial program supported by dedicated trial coordinators and regulatory experts.
- Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship program beginning spring 2021.