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University of Maryland Medical Center's Paul FishmanPaul S. Fishman, MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Neurology for the Maryland VA Health Care System. He received a doctorate in Neurobiology from Yale University, a medical degree from Johns Hopkins, and trained in Neurology and Cell Biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.  His clinical and research interests include new therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases, and he has authored over 100 publications. As Director of Research for the Department of Neurology he leads a basic research group investigating neuroprotective proteins and stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease.  As a clinician he established the program for neurotoxin treatment of movement disorders, is the co-founder of the Deep Brain Stimulation program and founded the Alzheimer’s Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is listed in Best Doctors in America, is former Chair of the Parkinson’s Disease review group for VA Biomedical Research, past Chair of the University of Maryland IRB for supervision of human research and is co-founder of the Medical-Scientific Board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland.

Education 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center- General Medicine
Neurology Residency: Columbia Univ.- New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Loyola University Medical Center - Neurology
Fellowship: Columbia Univ.- New York Presbyterian Medical Center - Neurology
PhD: Yale University
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Photo of Doctor Stephen G. Reich, M.D. Stephen Reich, MD specializes in movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes (progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, multiple system atrophy), tremor, chorea, dystonia and drug-induced movement disorders, among others. He also sees patients in general neurology including gait disorders and dizziness.  He holds the Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of Maryland.

Special Interests 
Parkinson’s disease
Parkinsonian syndromes (progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal syndrome)
Tremor
Dystonia (including treatment with botulinum toxin)
Gait disorders
Dizziness
Education:
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital Cleveland, Ohio- Internal Medicine
Neurology Residency: Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Movement Disorders
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Joseph Savitt, MD, is a Maryland native who received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and worked part time at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He then attended the University of Maryland earning both his medical degree and a Ph.D in biochemistry. He continued his training at Johns Hopkins where he served as a neurology resident and research fellow. He remained at Johns Hopkins as a clinical and research faculty member and also worked in a busy clinical practice in Columbia MD specializing in movement disorders. He joined the University of Maryland faculty in 2016 as a member of the Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Center. He provides care for patients with all varieties of movement disorders. A large part of his practice includes providing botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation therapies. He also has a special interest in cerebellar ataxia and sees numerous patients with this relatively rare condition. In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Savitt also has performed numerous clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders. He has authored numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent speaker at both patient and physician attended seminars.

Special Interests 
Cerebellar Ataxia
Chorea
Comprehensive Care of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Corticobasal Syndrome
Dystonia
Multiple System Atrophy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Tremors
Education:
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship: University of Maryland Medical System - Internal Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Neurology
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Neurodegenerative Disease
PhD: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

University of Maryland Medical Center - Parkinsons - Dr. ShulmanLisa M. Shulman, MD is a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. In addition to neurology, her diverse background includes training in nursing, education and health policy. She is the Eugenia Brin Professor of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders and the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson Disease.  Dr. Shulman serves as Treasurer of the American Academy of Neurology and Director of the University of Maryland Movement Disorders Center. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology and the Board of Trustees of the American Brain Foundation.

Dr. Shulman’s major research interest is the impact of chronic neurologic diseases such as Parkinson disease on daily function and quality of life.  Related interests include outcomes measurement, exercise interventions, and cognitive/behavioral problems in Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.  She has served as investigator in numerous investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical trials including trials of exercise interventions in Parkinson disease, development of new outcome measures and investigation of the genetics of Parkinson disease. Dr. Shulman serves as Principal Investigator for the NIH PROMIS Initiative (Patient-reported Outcomes Information System) to develop a measure of Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions.

Dr. Shulman is Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Now Books and co-author of the reference book Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families.  She is author or editor of 15 books, 30 chapters, 130 peer-reviewed publications and 150 abstracts.

Clinical Practice Special Interests
Management of Parkinson disease and parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, tics, myoclonus, gait disorders, tardive dyskinesia, dementia, memory disorders and Botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders 
Research Interests 
The effects of movement and memory disorders on daily function and quality of life
Exercise interventions, gait problems, self-management, self-efficacy, caregiver strain, outcomes
Outcomes research, outcomes measurement and health disparities 
Education 
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach - General Medicine
Neurology Residency: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital  
Fellowship:
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital - Neurology/Movement Disorders
American Academy of Neurology– Public Policy Fellow in the US House of Representatives 
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  

von coellnF. Rainer von Coelln, Dr. med., was born and grew up in Germany, and received his medical degree ("Dr. med.", equivalent to the U.S. degree of MD/PhD) from University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1997. He did his neurology residency at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. This included a clinical and scientific focus on movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson disease (PD), dystonia, and dementia. During his residency, he completed several ambitious projects in bench research and clinical research, focused on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of PD and dystonia.

In 2001, Dr. von Coelln interrupted his training in Tuebingen for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ted Dawson at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), working on animal models of genetic forms of PD. After completing residency in Germany in 2008, and a brief transition period of clinical duties in Tuebingen, he joined the Movement Disorder division at JHU for a clinical fellowship in 2009. In order to be in a position to continue his clinical work as a licensed and board-certified physician in the U.S. medical system, he decided to do another neurology residency here in the U.S., at the University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore. Dr. von Coelln finished this additional clinical training in 2014, and subsequently accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Movement Disorder Division of the Department of Neurology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. During his last year of residency, Dr. von Coelln successfully applied for a Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation (ABF). This career development grant is centered on his current project in clinical neurogenetics, aiming to identify genetic factors that determine the variable clinical presentation of PD.

Clinically, he is focused on the diagnosis and management of PD and "PD look-alikes", as well as other movement disorders (including dystonia, ataxia, tics, chorea, and other involuntary movements) and cognitive impairment/dementia. 

Special Interests 
Parkinson’s disease and “PD look-alikes” including PSP, MSA, and CBS
Genetics of Parkinson’s disease 
Other Movement Disorders (dystonia, ataxia, tics, chorea and other involuntary movements)

Cognitive impairment/dementia

Education 
Medical School: Ruprecht-Karls University- Heidelberg, Germany 
Internship: Harbor Hospital Baltimore, Maryland 
Neurology Residency: University of Tuebingen Medical School- Germany
University of Maryland Medical System  
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital- Movement Disorders
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board-certified Neurologist- Germany 

Neuropsychologist

University of Maryland Medical Center - Parkinsons - Brenda Hanna-PladdyBrenda Hanna-Pladdy, PhD joined the Movement Disorders Division in August of 2014 and has served as the clinical neuropsychologist for the Deep Brain Stimulation Program. Her other clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of neurodegeneration including Parkinson’s disease. Her primary research interests are in cognitive aspects of skilled movements in aging, stroke and neurodegenerative disease utilizing neuropsychological, behavioral and functional neuroimaging techniques. She is PI of a federally funded research project exploring the plasticity of multisensory movement representations following stroke recovery (NIH-NCMRR).

Psychologist

University of Maryland Medical Center's David GlovinskyDavid Glovinsky, MD, Glovinsky is Assistant Professor in the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. Dr. Glovinsky received his MD from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1979. Following completion of his medical training, Dr. Glovinsky completed residencies in Internal Medicine and in Psychiatry before completing a Medical Staff Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1986 and Board Certified in Psychiatry in 1990, with special qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry (1997) and Psychosomatic Medicine (2005).

From 1994-1996 Dr. Glovinsky was Unit Director at the Walter P. Carter Center. He was the Medical Director of Adult HIV Mental Health Services at the University's Evelyn Jordan Center from 2000-2003. From 2004-2006 Dr. Glovinsky was the Medical Director at the Harambee Treatment Center. In 2010 Dr. Glovinsky was an Attending Psychiatrist on the 11W inpatient Adult Psychiatry Unit.

Since 2004 Dr. Glovinsky has directed one of the Inpatient Psychiatry Consultation Services, providing psychiatric consultation and evaluation to hospitalized patients of medical/surgical providers. This service includes responsibilities for the training of second year psychiatry residents and third year medical students.

Dr. Glovinsky is the primary consultation-liaison psychiatrist for the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Glovinsky, through the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the Movement Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology, has provided psychiatric services located at the outpatient Department of Neurology Clinic.

Education
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internship: Wyman Park Health System, Johns Hopkins Health System
Residencies: Massachusetts Mental Health Center - Psychiatry
The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: National Institute of Mental Health - Research Fellow
Certifications: Addiction Psychiatry
Internal Medicine
Psychiatry
Clinical Practice Special Interests
Psychiatric treatment of Parkinson’s Disease patients
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine)
Transplant Psychiatry
Trauma Psychiatry
Research Interests
Characterization of somatoform symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease
Transplant psychiatry
Psychiatric consultation for medical/surgical patients

Movement Disorders Fellows

Lynn Chouhfeh, MD, and Laura Brosbe, MD, are fellows in the department of Movement Disorders. 

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