About the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic
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.