Kathy A. Chung, M.D.

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Dr. Chung earned her medical degree from the University of Alberta. She is board certified in internal medicine (1998) and neurology (2003). She received her training in Movement Disorders from OHSU.

She joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 2004. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology with the Parkinson Center of Oregon and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Portland VAMC.

Her research interests are focused primarily on Parkinson's disease. Her special interests are the understanding and treatment of dyskinesia, gait and balance abnormailities, neuroprotective strategies, and the study of biomarkers in Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Chung is an expert clinician for all movement disorders and Tourettes syndrome.

Selected Publications

"Evaluation of mild cognitive impairment subtypes in Parkinson's disease," Movement Disorders (Vol: 29, Issue: 6, Page 756-764) - 2014

"People with Parkinson's disease and normal MMSE score have a broad range of cognitive performance," Movement Disorders - 2014

"APOE ε4 increases risk for dementia in pure synucleinopathies," JAMA Neurology (Vol: 70, Issue: 2, Page 223-228) - 2013

"Bilateral deep brain stimulation targeting ventralis intermedius nucleus to treat a professional musician's task-specific tremor," Movement Disorders (Vol: 28, Issue: 13, Page 1896-1897) - 2013

"Pacific northwest udall center of excellence clinical consortium: Study design and baseline cohort characteristics," Journal of Parkinson's Disease (Vol: 3, Issue: 2, Page 205-214) - 2013


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