Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as one of its worldwide Centers of Excellence. Centers of Excellence are recognized as leaders in Parkinson’s care meeting rigorous criteria for research, comprehensive care delivery, professional education and patient outreach services.
The Movement Disorders clinic at Northwestern offers comprehensive care and management of Huntington's Disease (HD), including neuropsychiatric care and genetic counseling. And, is one of four nationwide Wilson Disease Centers of Excellence. It is our goal to improve the quality of patient care in Wilson disease,
Our program brings together the advanced resources of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, one of the nation's premier institutions for research into movement disorders. The school was recently named by the National Institutes of Health as one of only 12 centers in the country to receive the prestigious Morris K. Udall Center grant for Parkinson's research.
To provide innovative, multidisciplinary care for patients and families affected by Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. To promote health, education, and support for patients, caregivers, family members, healthcare providers, and the community. To conduct pre-clinical and clinical research in order to extend the knowledge and treatment of movement disorders.
Our center conducts a large number of clinical research projects through Feinberg. Our clinical trials are listed on the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine site. To view our current clinical trials (click here)
For information about participation in clinical trials, please contact the Movement Disorders Research Office.
Call our office at 312-503-4397
Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA is an Associate Professor and Division Director, Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Brain Injury Medicine. He is also board certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Yasaman Kianirad, MD, has started movement disorder fellowship at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. She completed her neurology residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in June 2015. Yasaman is interested in parkinson’s disease and hyperkinetic movement disorders.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
National Parkinson Foundation presents the 4th annual
Moving Day Chicago Kick-Off Event and The Importance of Exercise Program
at The Admiral at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
This event is open Parkinson’s patients and caregivers interested in learning more about exercise and Parkinson’s disease and current Moving Day® Chicago team captains.
Lake Forest Hospital is proud to announce the Parkinson’s Support Group beginning in August 2015!
Meetings will be held at the Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center at 1200 North Westmoreland Road Lake Forest, Illinois. For more information call 847.535.6520, option #2 (click here for flyer)
September 1, 2015
"Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Parkinson's Disease" presentation by Michael Schrift, DO, MA. Located in
Feinberg, Conference Room A at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Schrift is an Associate Professor and Division Director in geriatric psychiatry.
Huntington's Disease Inaugural Patient and Family Symposium
"Hope Through Education"
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg Conference Room A
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(click here for HD symposium flyer)
SAVE THE DATE
October 10, 2015 Annual Patient and Family Symposium from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Feinberg Pavilion, Conference Room A. (click here for flyer)
Program Events are offered free of charge
Programs and Education
For educational materials, support groups and program information:
Education and Fact Sheets or call 312-503-4397
Exercise Programs for PD patients in the Community (click here)
New! Dance Classes
On the Move with PD
Starts Friday, September 11
505 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
Call: (847) 848-0697 & Drop-Ins Welcome
RIC Fitness Classes
Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program
Amplitude Based Training (Evanston)
Parkinson's Warm Water Power Circuit
Rock Steady Boxing Classes
(click here for more information)
Meet Our Team
Make a Gift
Donations are gratefully accepted at
(312) 926-2033. Our phone representative will ensure that your gift is designated to the Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Centers.
To Donate by Mail
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
attn: Leslie Post-Weissinger
541 North Fairbanks, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Parkinson's Disease and Movement
675 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 20-100
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2923
For an appointment with a movement disorders specialist call (312) 695-7950.
“Searching for molecules that slow Parkinson's disease progression”
August 6, 2015
“Diabetes Drug Found Useless for Parkinson's”
June 28, 2015
Comprehensive Huntington's Disease Clinic Opens at Northwestern Medicine
May 14, 2015
“Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions” Chicago Tribune article May 19, 2015
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Assistance for Senior Veterans
The Aid and Attendance pension benefit may be available to wartime veterans and surviving spouses who have in-home care or who live in nursing-homes or assisted-living facilities.
Additional information and assistance in applying for the Aid and Attendance benefit may be obtained by calling 1-800-827-1000.
Or visit the National Association for Senior Veterans website at: www.vetsmatter.org