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Centers of Excellence

Northwestern Medicine offers designated Centers of Excellence for movement disorders, including:

  • A Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence and two Center of Excellence Satellite Centers
  • A Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence
  • A Wilson Disease Center of Excellence
  • A Tourette’s Center of Excellence
  • An Ataxia Center of Excellence

We offer a full range of medical therapies. Out team provides surgical management for patients with symptoms that can no longer be managed by medication. Genetic testing and counseling services are available for at-risk people. We also offer a wide range of clinical trials.

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Conditions Treated

Meet the Movement Disorders Teams

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center works to promote health, education and support for patients. We support caregivers, family members, clinicians and the community at the following locations.

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

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Comprehensive Care

When your condition becomes more complex, more healthcare professionals get involved in your care. It can be hard for you and your family to manage numerous appointments in various locations. Our multidisciplinary approach features:

  • Physical therapy and exercise programs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education and support groups
  • Counseling
  • Caregiver support
  • Access to community services
  • Voice and swallowing therapies
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Neurosurgical (deep brain stimulation) evaluations
  • Complementary practices such as yoga, massage, acupuncture
  • Genetic testing and counseling

Research and clinical trials

Northwestern Medicine offers a range of promising neuroscience clinical trials right in your community that may help improve your quality of life. Clinical trials vary by location. Find ongoing trials at:

Movement Disorders Care Locations

Northwestern Medicine Alberto Culver Health Learning Center 251 E Huron Building

Care for Movement Disorders in Downtown Chicago

Providing care in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated Center of Excellence for Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Wilson disease and Tourette’s. Centers of Excellence are recognized as providing the gold standard of care for movement disorders.

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Care for Movement Disorders in the West Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is a designated Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence Satellite Center. The team uses an interdisciplinary team approach to provide care that is tailored to your needs. This approach optimizes treatment, outcomes and experience for people living with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.


Care for Movement Disorders in the North Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is a designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Satellite Center and offers neurological evaluations to diagnose Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

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Care for Movement Disorders in the South Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Neurology Orland Park offers access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s fellowship-trained movement disorders specialists.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 11 by U.S. News and World Report in Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Nationally recognized in Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 11)

Events, Classes, Support Groups, Newsletters and Patient Resources

Learn about your condition, share experiences and receive support from others with movement disorders.