Alexander Pantelyat, M.D.

Alexander Yuryevich Pantelyat, M.D.

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  • Director, Atypical Parkinsonism Center
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian


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


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-502-0133
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-1522
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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
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine
  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine; Temple University School of Medicine (2008)


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


  • Movement Disorders; Philadelphia VA Medical Center (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And 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


  • Alafouzos Family CIM HAP Scholar, Center for Innovative Medicine
  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2017


  • American Academy of Neurology

    Emerging Leader

  • American Neurological Association
  • CurePSP
  • Movement Disorder Society

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

With encore, Baltimore singer becomes Alzheimer’s inspiration at age 91, Baltimore Sun (1/23/2022)

The Rhythm of Healthier Aging | Center for Innovative Medicine (Summer 2021)

Johns Hopkins Medicine Helps Create Treatment Guide for Neurodegenerative Disorders | Johns Hopkins Medicine (7/15/21)

CurePSP’s clinical guide to rare neurodegenerative conditions is published by leading neurology journal | CurePSP (7/6/2021)

Four New CIM Scholars Announced | Medicine Matters (10/23/2020)

Getting in the Ring with Parkinson's Disease, WMAR Channel 2 News, Baltimore (6/8/2019)

The Joy and Pain of Playing Music, Voice of America (12/11/18)

CNN Founder Ted Turner Reveals He Has Lewy Body Dementia: 'I Can't Remember What My Disease Is', People (9/28/2018)

Music a Potent Therapy For Parkinson's Sufferers, WYPR (4/26/18)

All Your Questions About Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease, Answered. Everyday Health (3/26/2018)

8 Ways to Manage Dyskinesia and Parkinson's Disease. Everyday Health (3/22/2018)

He was the ‘Golden Throat’ of Cox Radio. Until the day he woke up and couldn’t speak. The Washington Post (12/18/17)

Music and Medicine: Finding Harmony, Johns Hopkins University (10/17/2017)

Podcast: Atypical Parkinsonisms. Foxfeed Blog: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Does Listening to Music Improve Your Focus? The Wall Street Journal (07/26/2017)

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)

A 1-2 Punch to Parkinson's Eagle Tribune (07/15/2017)

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