Baylor College of Medicine
Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders
Baylor College of Medicine
Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Centers of Excellence
National Parkinson Foundation
Huntington's Disease Society of America
Tourette Syndrome Association
Program Director
Movement Disorders Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine


MD from University of Arizona College of Medicine
Internship at Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Residency at The Neurological Institute, Columbia University


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Honors & Awards

Past President
Honorary Member
American Neurological Association
Australian Association of Neurologists
European Federation of Neurological Societies
French Neurological Society
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Great Teacher Award
Movement Disorders Research Award
Sponsored by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Distinguished Service Award
Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Faculty Award
Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award
Master Clinician Lifetime Award

Professional Interests

  • Neurology
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders
  • Tremors
  • Dystonia
  • Tics
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Chorea
  • Huntington's disease
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Tardive dyskinesias
  • Paroxysmal dyskinesias
  • Ataxia

Professional Statement

After receiving his MD degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1973, Dr. Jankovic completed medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, where he was selected as the Chief Resident and also obtained additional training in movement disorders with Stanley Fahn, MD. In 1977 he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and became the founder and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, which has since been recognized as a "Center of Excellence" by the National Parkinson Foundation, the Huntington Disease Society of America, and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Promoted to a full professor of Neurology in 1988, Dr. Jankovic currently holds the endowed Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders.

One of the founders of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, Dr. Jankovic was elected its 3rd president in 1994. He is an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, European Federation of Neurological Societies, French Neurological Society, and the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society. Selected as a “Great Teacher” by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many other honors including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Movement Disorders Research Award, sponsored by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, The First National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Distinguished Service Award, the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, presented by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, the Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, the Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award, and the Baylor College of Medicine Master Clinician Lifetime Award.

Dr. Jankovic had been principal investigator in over hundred clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders, including botulinum toxin and tetrabenazine, has led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jankovic has published over 1,000 original articles and chapters, and edited or co-edited over 50 books and volumes, including several standard textbooks such as “Neurology in Clinical Practice”, “Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders”, and “Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders”. He has been a member of numerous editorial boards including Neurology, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Neurology Medlink, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Neurotherapeutics, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, PeerJ, Faculty of 1000 (F1000), and other journals. Dr. Jankovic has co-directed the annual course “A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders”, in Aspen, Colorado since 1991. Invited as a keynote speaker and an endowed lecturer in many national and international institutions and organizations, Dr. Jankovic has directed or lectured in annual AAN courses, MDS Congresses, as well as other international meetings. Dr. Jankovic has mentored numerous fellows and other trainees many of whom have become leaders in the field of neurology and movement disorders.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jankovic is a fellow of the AAN and an active member of many other professional organizations. He is current or past member of many scientific and medical advisory boards of national foundations including the Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders (WEMOVE), Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, International Essential Tremor Foundation, Tourette Syndrome Association, and the World Federation of Neurology Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Dr. Jankovic has also served on the executive scientific advisory boards, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the National Parkinson Foundation Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Jankovic is listed in The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Listed in US News and World Report’s "Top Doctors", Who’s Who in the World, and other Who’s Who references.