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Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism
Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, United States
Editor-in-Chief: Peter Hedera, MD, PhD
Dr. Hedera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is a member of the Movement Disorders Division and also serves as a Co-Director of the Huntington’s Disease Clinic. He is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Medical Genetics. His postgraduate clinical training was completed at the University of Michigan in neurology, medical genetics and fellowship in Movement disorders. Dr. Hedera’s clinical focus is on inherited neurodegenerative disorders and on surgical therapy of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He also actively participates in clinical trials, including the management of spasticity and cervical dystonia with botulinum toxins, and Quality of life and Stereotactic Radio Surgery for treatment of tremor.
Dr. Hedera has also established a neuro-genetic research laboratory combining genetic methods of gene mapping and cloning, and molecular characterization of selected genes using an invertebrate model organism Caenorhabditis elegans and mammalian neuronal cell cultures. His independent research is focused on determination of the most critical aspects of neurodegeneration pertinent to human diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and hereditary spastic paraplegia.
Dr. Hedera published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed journals. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation and International Essential Tremor Foundation. Dr. Hedera is an elected member of the American Neurological Association. He is also a member of the editorial board for Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies, Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and Neurology.
Alberto Albanese, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milano, Italy
Masharip Atadzhanov, MD, PhD, DSc, FRSP, Professor of neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zambia, Zambia
Claudio L. A. Bassetti, Chairman and Head, Neurology Department, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Thomas L. Davis, Professor of Neurology; Director, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
David J. Houghton, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Movement and Memory Disorders, Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Yuqing Li, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of FL, USA
Ali Rajput, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Abdul Qayyum Rana, Founding Editor. Director of Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Truong, President of the International Association for Parkinsonism and Related Disorders; Clinical Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA; The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute, Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Peter Valkovic, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Second Department of Neurology, Comenius University Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia
Arthur S. Walters, Professor of Neurology, Division of Sleep Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Dr. Woulfe, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Theresa Zesiewicz, Professor of Neurology, Director of USF Ataxia Research Center, The Frances J. Zesiewicz Foundation for Parkinson's Disease at USF, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at the PADREC, Tampa, FL, USA