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Alexander Pantelyat, M.D.

Alexander Yuryevich Pantelyat, M.D.

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Director, Atypical Parkinsonism Center

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Expertise: Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Chorea, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Movement Disorders, Neurology, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease more

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Appointment Phone: 410-502-0133

600 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 410-614-1522

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St.
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Phone: 410-614-1522


Dr. Alexander Pantelyat cares for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and related syndromes, essential tremor, dystonia, chorea and normal pressure hydrocephalus. He also provides botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders and is involved in deep brain stimulation programming and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.

His research explores atypical parkinsonian disorders, such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome/degeneration and multiple system atrophy; cognitive aspects of movement disorders; and music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Pantelyat earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Matthew T. Moore Prize in Neurology. He completed his residency training in Neurology ​at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia VA Medical Center. 

As part of his fellowship, Dr. Pantelyat also completed the Clinical Research Certificate Program at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a 2013 American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Advocacy Leader and grant recipient. more


  • Director, Atypical Parkinsonism Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (2008)


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Neurology (2012)


  • Philadelphia VA Medical Center / Movement Disorders (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2012)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pantelyat's research explores atypical parkinsonian disorders, such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome/degeneration and multiple system atrophy; cognitive aspects of movement disorders; and music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases.

Selected Publications

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Aleman T, Cideciyan A, Windsor E, Schwartz S, Swider M, Chico J, Pantelyat A, Duncan K, Gardner L, Emmons J, Steinberg S, Stone E, Jacobson S. Macular pigment and lutein supplementation in ABCA4-associated retinal degenerations. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007;48(3):1319-29.

Mullen M, Pantelyat A, Pukenas B, Messe S. Teaching NeuroImages: occlusion of all 4 major extracranial vessels. Neurology. 2010;75(12):e51.

Pantelyat A, Dreyfuss M, Moore P, Gross R, Schuck T, Irwin D, Trojanowski J, Grossman M. Acalculia in autopsy-proven corticobasal degeneration. Neurology. 2011;76:S61-63.

Pantelyat, A, Grossman, M. (October 2013) Apraxias. In: eLS 2013, John Wiley & Sons Ltd:Chichester.

Pantelyat A, Frucht S. (Pending publication October 2014) Botulinum toxin for task-specific or occupational/musicians' dystonia. Chapter 8 in Botulinum toxin in neurology: applications and procedures, ed. Virgilio Evidente. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Pantelyat A, Galetta SL, Pruitt AA. Central Neurogenic Hyperventilation: A sign of CNS Lymphoma. Neurology: Clinical Practice (accepted for publication 2/28/14).

Morley JM, Pawlowski SM, Kesari A, Maina I, Pantelyat A, Duda JE. Motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease that predict persistent drug-induced Parkinsonism. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 20(7):738-42.

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Neurology

    Emerging Leader

  • American Neurological Association
  • CurePSP
  • Movement Disorder Society

Videos & Media

Health and Wellness Seminar Series: Motor Control in Musicians

Putting It All Together: A Musician's Guide to Day-to-Day Healthy Play

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Johns Hopkins partners with Peabody Institute to increase patient engagement through music, FierceHealthcare (05/30/2017)

Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine, Baltimore Sun (05/26/2017)

Studying music as the prescription, Johns Hopkins Magazine (Fall 2016)

Robin Williams and the Brain Disorder That Drove Him to Suicide: What Is Lewy Body Dementia? People Magazine (11/5/2015)

Can singing help Parkinson's patients? Baltimore Beacon (October 2015)

To Help Patients with Atypical Parkinsonism, NeuroLogic (Spring 2015)

Robin Williams' wife says he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before his death, WMAR-TV (08/14/2014)

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