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Alexander Pantelyat, M.D.
Alexander Yuryevich Pantelyat, M.D.
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 ...read more
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.
- Director, Atypical Parkinsonism Center
- Co-Founder and Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine
- Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Fellowship
- Assistant Professor of Neurology
- MD; Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine (2008)
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Neurology (2012)
- Philadelphia VA Medical Center / Movement Disorders (2014)
Research & Publications
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 PublicationsView all on Pubmed
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. http://www.els.net/
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
- Top Doctor 2017, Baltimore Magazine, 2017 - 2017
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Neurological Association
- 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
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)
Musicians On Call, Hopkins Medicine (10/17/18)
CNN Founder Ted Turner Reveals He Has Lewy Body Dementia: 'I Can't Remember What My Disease Is', People (9/28/2018)
Dementia Patients May Benefit from Music Therapy, Reuters (7/23/2018)
"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)
Advances help musicians with repetitive stress injuries continue to play, Baltimore Sun (09/27/2017)
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)
A Noteworthy Endeavor: the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine is an ambitious new interdisciplinary effort to investigate the powerful connections between music and healing, Hopkins Medicine Magazine (Spring/Summer 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)
To Help Patients with Atypical Parkinsonism, NeuroLogic (Spring 2015)