Message from the Chairman, Department of Neurology
The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center has been one of the high points in the Department of Neurology at Boston Medical Center since its creation by the late Robert G. Feldman in 1978. The Center has established a national reputation in the area of clinical management of complex movement disorder patients, in particular those affected by advanced Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. In both areas, the high level of expertise among the clinical faculty has been coupled with on-going programs in clinical and basic research. Clinical research has been mainly focused on the assessment of new therapies for these disorders, including pharmacologic agents and surgical therapies, the latter highlighted by an active program of Deep Brain Stimulation. The basic research has been conducted by a group of prestigious scientists who have made important contributions in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, and therapeutic options in Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
The future of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is bright and promising, as the faculty remains in the forefront of clinical and basic discoveries that are positively changing the outlook of patients afflicted by these disorders.
Carlos S. Kase, M.D.