Zoltan Mari, MD
Zoltan Mari, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Hopkins. Dr Mari leads the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been the Principal Investigator on multiple major NIH funded clinical trials on neuroprotection in Parkinson disease, including the NET-PD and QEIII trials (to investigate the possible disease modifying effect of creatine and Coenzyme Q10, respectively). Dr Mari sees the most Parkinson disease patients at Hopkins.
Dr Mari received his medical degree from the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University (now University of Szeged) in Hungary. He was “Intern of the Year” at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, followed by a residency in Neurology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he was Chief Resident. His fellowship training in Movement Disorders and subsequently in Clinical Neurophysiology took place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he also directed the “Botulinum Toxin Clinic” and served as Clinical Fellow Representative.
Dr Mari reviews all charts and sees all patients enrolled in the Longitudinal Study at the Udall Center. He is the senior author of a research effort titled “Factors Associated with Falls in Parkinson's Disease”, a project that made use of the Longitudinal Dataset acquired as part of the main clinical research activities at Udall Center and was recently accepted as an abstract publication to the 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
Dr Mari's research focuses on clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease modification and neuroprotection, and the neurophysiology of and motor control in movement disorders, with particular interest in basal ganglia pathophysiology in dystonia. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult neurology and clinical neurophysiology and he also has a Clinical Research Curriculum Certificate from the NIH. Dr Mari is member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Now Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr Mari's clinical practice focuses on movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes, essential tremor and dystonia, with particular interest in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy and botulinum toxin injections. His clinical interests also include clinical neurophysiology, including nerve conduction/electromyography and intra-operative monitoring. Dr Mari’s clinical expertise include Microelectrode Recording during DBS surgeries.
Dr Mari sees patients with movement disorders on Tuesdays in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. He also sees patients for Botulinum toxin injections the first and third Fridays of every month. He sees patients with Ataxia the last Wednesday of each month.