Roger M. Kurlan

Goryeb Children's Hospital Atlantic Health, USA

Roger M. Kurlan obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Rochester in 1974 and his Medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1978. He did a residency in internal medicine at the Washington University Medical Center and then a residency in neurology and a fellowship in movement disorders and clinical neuropharmacology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Kurlan remained as a faculty Member at the University of Rochester from 1984 to 2009, serving as a Professor of neurology at the Center for Developmental and Aging Neurobiology. He has published more than 185 articles and has edited 3 books. He is recognized internationally for his clinical and research expertise in neurological movement disorders. Kurlan has had a record of steady federal support for his research. His investigations have focused on experimental therapies, but he has published extensively on epidemiology, phenomenology, genetics, cognitive and behavioral aspects, and neurobiology. Kurlan has longstanding collaborations with basic neuroscientists and has conducted many large-scale, multicenter clinical and translational research studies. He is a Founding Member of the Parkinson Study Group and Founding and Current Leader of Tourette’s Syndrome Study Group, collaborative international research groups that conduct large-scale investigations. Dr. Kurlan moved to the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ in November, 2009 to direct the new Movement Disorders Program.

Biography Updated on 3 October 2011

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