About the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

Dr. Jankovic, board certified in psychiatry and neurology, specializes in movement disorders and Parkinson's disease. His clinical interests include movement disorders, Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

The Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, has long been recognized as one of the world's leading clinical and research institutions with primary focus on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Founded in 1977 by Joseph Jankovic, M.D., the Parkinson's Disease Center provides an unparalleled setting for expert and compassionate care, research and education, with the ultimate goal of finding the cause and cure for neurodegenerative and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and other atypical parkinsonian disorders as well as hyperkinetic disorders such as tremors, dystonia, tics and Tourette syndrome, chorea and Huntington's disease, Wilson disease, myoclonus, tardive dyskinesia, restless legs syndrome, ataxia, spasticity and a variety of disorders of motor control.

Patients are referred from all over the world because of cutting-edge, innovative therapeutic approaches, including novel pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, gene therapy, and deep brain stimulation.

The clinic's 10,000 patient visits per year and a database of more than 35,000 individual patients and videos provide a powerful resource for effective recruitment into clinical trials and other research studies. The Parkinson's Disease Center has been recognized as the Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation and the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

Read more about us and look through our annual reports for a recap of our center's accomplishments and highlights by year.

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Meet Our Team

Our physicians treat a full range of movement and neurodegenerative disorders. Learn more about our specialists in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.

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For Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Patients

Parkinson's and movement disorders patient forms and information as well as general patient forms and information including insurance, pay online, billing, hotel/motel guide, customer service, privacy practices (HIPAA) and more.

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Clinical Trials

The best way to improve understanding of the cause of a disease and to develop new and approved treatments is through clinical research. Learn about PDCMDC clinical trials.

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Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s

A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

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News and Events

Keep up with the latest from the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic.