Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

The OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon is nationally recognized as a leader in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders treatment, research and education. Learn more

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A Center of Excellence in Parkinson Care, Research and Education


The OHSU Parkinson Center & Movement Disorders Program, is known for its total team care and ground-breaking patient care programs.

We have built a reputation as a premier research center.

Our Center has been involved in the latest research in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders for more than 20 years. We also are committed to statewide education of patients, families and healthcare professionals.

The OHSU Parkinson Center is devoted to providing the best Parkinson treatment and to finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease. Our work is supported by grants and gifts from generous donors.

Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders We Treat

We treat Parkinson’s disease and other conditions that may be related:

  • Ataxia
  • Balance disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cervical dystonia and spasmodic torticollis
  • Corticobasal degeneration (CBGD; parkinsonian disorder)
  • Essential tremor
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple systems atrophy (MSA, Shy-Drager)
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP; parkinsonian disorder)
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Spasticity
  • Tardive dyskinesia/dystonia
  • Tics
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Wilson disease



"Speaking your mind - Is there a brain wave voice for the voiceless?"
View the lecture given at OMSI by Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC/Sp

Upcoming Events

What is Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease?

Chairman of Neurological Surgery Dr. Kim Burchiel and Neurologist Dr. Matthew Brodsky and discuss the use of DBS for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson’s disease – OHSU Brain Institute

Neurologist Dr. Matthew Brodsky and Chairman of Neurological Surgery Dr. Kim Burchiel discuss Parkinson’s disease and its treatment options.

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Bruce's DBS Story

Bruce - DBS patient story highlight

Since DBS surgery, I’ve been able to reduce my medication eight-fold. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I’m 53, with a lot of hope for the future.

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The OHSU Parkinson Center has a long history of research dedicated to improving the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. Our goal has always been to:

  • Find the cure for Parkinson’s disease
  • Delay the progress of the disorder
  • Decrease disability
  • Find new treatments
  • Improve quality of life

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