ParkinsonsAbout the Division

The Division of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Other Movement Disorders and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center bring together a complete and multidisciplinary academic health care team to help individuals and their families affected by PD and other movement disorders.

The division cooperates with local physicians, area hospitals and therapy groups to provide comprehensive patient care and access to a variety of resources. We’re committed to linking medical, surgical, educational, rehabilitative and social services to treat:

We’re deeply involved with broad scientific 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 toward a cure. We participate in the most innovative clinical trials and offer access to the latest investigational treatments.

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Parkinson’s Foundation recognition

The Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders was designated a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s disease by the Parkinson’s Foundation to recognize health care facilities that provide exceptional care to those with Parkinson’s disease.

Goals and highlights

We’re committed to providing patients with PD and other movement disorders with excellent care, while working to find treatments and novel approaches to mitigate their symptoms. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for PD and other movement disorders.

  • Our extensive care center provides “one-stop” access to movement disorders experts, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons and physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists. 
  • State-of-the-art neurosurgical treatments include deep brain stimulation and magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound by our renowned neurosurgery team.
  • We offer innovative treatment modalities such as infusion therapies and Botox injections.
  • Cutting-edge research programs include gene therapy and other advanced therapeutic options.
  • Other innovative programs for non-pharmacological interventions include the Mobility and Exercise in Neurodegenerative Disorders laboratory initiatives.  
  • We offer daily collaboration and active engagement with a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, neuropsychiatrists, neuroradiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, gastroenterologists and urologists.
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Welcome from division Co-Directors Ariane Park, MD, MPH, and Pietro Mazzoni, MD

The Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Division provides advanced clinical resources and research opportunities that benefit from rich department collaborations with functional neurosurgery, genetic counseling, neuropsychiatry and physical, occupational and speech therapies. We offer a cooperative atmosphere and nurturing environment that promotes innovation and excellence in patient care, education and clinical research — the three fundamental pillars of academic medicine.

Centers and clinics

Programs and services

Residency and Fellowship

The Department of Neurology at the Ohio State University has a long history of a dedicated commitment to education. We have world-class faculty and staff, state-of-the-art amenities, and novel technologies, all of which enables trainees to gain experience in the management of complex pathologies and apply innovative and high-quality medical care for a diverse patient population. Learn more about our residency and fellowship programs.

Our Team

Rozena Davis, APRN-CNP, CRRN

Rozena Davis, APRN-CNP, CRRN

  • Advanced Practice Provider - Parkinson's Division
Clarisse Goas, APRN-CNP

Clarisse Goas, APRN-CNP

  • Advanced Practice Provider - Parkinson's Division

Research and clinical trials

Our research program is focused on understanding key pathogenetic mechanisms and advancing the treatment of PD and other movement disorders, looking closely at motor symptoms (e.g., tremor, rigidity, gait impairment, abnormal movements) and non-motor complications (e.g., orthostatic hypotension, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, autonomic dysfunction) frequently associated with these conditions.

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