Sandra Kostyk, MD, PhD
- Director, Huntington's Disease Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was first named a Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence in 2000 by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America – one of only 54 centers in the country to achieve this distinction. We were chosen because of our contributions to the advancement of research and education in Huntington’s disease, state-of-the-art therapies and treatments, and social and psychological support for patients and their families.
The goal of the center is to mitigate the serious side effects and improve the quality of life for patients suffering from Huntington’s disease. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for this chronic, degenerative and fatal disease.
Thank you for your interest in the Huntington’s Disease Center. We take a multidisciplinary approach in creating individualized treatment plans for our patients. Physicians, fellows, residents and students work alongside nurses, neuropsychiatrists, physical, speech and occupational therapists and social workers to provide unparalleled, comprehensive care for patients. Our robust research efforts and many clinical trials provide scientists and other medical professionals myriad opportunities to participate in meaningful research that often leads to advancements in treatment. We offer a cooperative, supportive environment that values the contributions of all participants.
We have been active participants in multiple clinical trials over the last 15 years, particularly in important trials run by the Huntington Study Group.