The Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment to patients with ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease, motor stereotypies and other movement disorders. Our goal is to offer knowledge and symptom control to help patients feel empowered and overcome barriers to living life to the fullest.
Conditions We Treat
Movement disorders can manifest in numerous ways, with symptoms ranging from subtle to disabling. The most important part of the treatment plan for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease or other movement disorder is a dedicated team of specialists who can monitor your progress and support your optimal health with the latest therapies.
A big part of treating movement disorders is speaking with and examining patients in person - not just reviewing lab tests and imaging studies. We appreciate the opportunity to form long-term relationships with our patients by providing advice and education as their condition changes over time.Kelly Mills, M.D.
Movement Disorders Research
Movement disorders can be relentlessly progressive and disabling, and many were considered untreatable a mere 50 years ago. Steady progress and ongoing research continue to improve our understanding of these conditions and redefine the treatment possibilities.
Center of Excellence
Since 2006, Johns Hopkins' Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center has been named a Center of Excellence by the Parkinson's Foundation. The PF peer-review committee chooses Centers of Excellence based on an individual center’s demonstrated excellence, resources and dedication to Parkinson research, clinical care and outreach.
Pacing for Parkinson's
Pacing for Parkinson’s (P4P) is one of the largest charity teams (300+ members) participating annually in the Baltimore Running Festival. P4P has evolved into a year-round, volunteer-led campaign raising awareness of and funds for Parkinson’s disease research, community outreach, education and patient care at Johns Hopkins. Team members can run or walk in all races or can join as a virtual runner.