Dr. Matthew Brodsky, the medical director of OHSU’s deep brain stimulation program, is a neurologist with particular expertise in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He has lectured on Parkinson’s around the globe and has written many articles on this topic in peer-reviewed journals. As a member of the OHSU DBS team, Dr Brodsky ensures that candidate patients are appropriately and carefully considered, and that their post-operative care occurs smoothly.
Dr. Brodsky is a key member of OHSU’s Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program. “The OHSU Parkinson Center is a world leader in research in Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. Brodsky says. “In addition to our neurologists, our comprehensive team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurses, physician’s assistants and research assistants who all have an expertise in Parkinson’s disease.”
Dr. Brodsky has done extensive research, with a focus on early detection and neuroprotective interventions for Parkinson’s disease. He has also led the Asleep DBS Outcomes research trial at OHSU. He has been a member of the national Parkinson Study Group and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society for over two decades, has remained active in their deep brain stimulation working groups, and directs an annual course on DBS at OHSU.
Dr. Brodsky is also a co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Basal Ganglia Coterie, an annual conference of neuroscientists who specialize in movement disorders. The conference fosters research collaboration among members in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, he plays a strong role in OHSU’s fellowship program, helping to train other doctors in caring for people with movement disorders.
Dr. Brodsky’s primary focus is on patients. “One of the things I like most about my job,” he says, “is the relationship that I form with my patients and their families over a long period of time.”
Dr. Brodsky earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at New York University in 1991 and a medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1996. Also at Mount Sinai, he completed his internship in medicine, residency in neurology and fellowship in movement disorders. Dr. Brodsky joined the faculty at OHSU in 2002, where he is currently an associate professor in the Department of Neurology. An avid guitarist and outdoorsman, he lives in Portland with his wife and their three sons.
Education and Training
- Residency in neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Fellowship in movement disorders, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Medical degree, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
- Parkinson Study Group, 2008
- Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program
- Director, Neurotoxin Injection Program
- Co-founder, Pacific Northwest Basal Ganglia Coterie
- Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee, and Steering committee, 4th World Parkinson Congress, September 2016 in Portland, Oregon
Awards and Recognition
- CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011, 2012, 2013
- 1987-1991 Trustees Scholar, New York University
- 1990 Phi Beta Kappa (Inducted April 1990)
- 1991 Founder’s Day Award, New York University (April 1991)
- 1991 Psi Chi Psychological Honor Society (inducted May 1991)
- 1996 Morris Bender Award in Clinical Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- 2003-2007 Rose Awards for Outstanding Service Excellence, OHSU