The Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic

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  The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue U-10
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

  Jennifer Mule (216) 444-1134



Site Coordinators

Jennifer Mule
Phone: (216) 444-1134

Christine Reece
Phone: (216) 445-9833

Chris Firestone
Phone: (216) 445-5637

Site Investigators

Ahmed_ClevelandAnwar Ahmed, MD

Anwar Ahmed, MD, is a Staff Member of the Center for Neurological Restoration and a Staff Member of the Department of Neurology Movement Disorders. His specialty interests include movement disorders and tremor analysis in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, as well as dystonia.

Dr. Ahmed earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, a residency in neurology at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center in Detroit, Mich., a fellowship in surgical approaches to movement disorders and motor physiology in the Neurological Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian University Medical Center in New York and a clinical research fellowship in movement disorders in the Department of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.He has conducted a number of research studies, presented and published on topics such as unusual movement disorders, treatment of tremor caused by multiple sclerosis, brain stimulation for movement disorders, and Parkinson’s disease, among others.


Hubert_ClevelandHubert Fernandez, MD

Dr Fernandez is an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders who has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers. After completing his medical training, he joined the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and served as Associate Director of the Movement Disorders Unit and Neurological Director of its Functional Neurosurgical Program. In 2003, Dr Fernandez relocated to the University of Florida, where he eventually became Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Neurology prior to joining Cleveland Clinic. An active and productive researcher, he has initiated or participated in over 50 clinical trials and has published his findings in well over 300 articles and abstracts on Parkinson’s disease, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and other movement disorders. He has nearly 40 published book chapters and books to his credit, and has served on the editorial board of Movement Disorders and is currently an editorial board member of the American Journal of Clinical Neurology, European Neurological Journal, and Clinical Neuropharmacology.

Dr Fernandez is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Neurological Association. He is currently elected as a Councilor for the AAN Movement Disorders Section, Executive Committee Member of the Parkinson Study Group and Dystonia Study Group; and is also an Executive Board Member of the World Neurology Foundation. He has served as President of the Florida Society of Neurology, and is the current Co-Medical Editor of the Movement Disorders Society Web site. Recently, he has been elected the Co-Chair of the Parkinson Study Group for a 6 year term.


pandya_ClevelandMayur Pandya, DO
Mayur Pandya DO is an Assistant Professor and Staff physician in the Center of Neurological Restoration & the Department of Psychiatry, both primarily located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Pandya is the Director of the Huntington’s Disase Comprehensive Care Clinic and serves on the executive board for the NE Ohio chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Dr Pandya’s other clinical and research interests include neuromodulation for psychiatric conditions. He is a member of Movement Disorder Society, Huntington Study Group, and American Psychiatric Association.

Dr Pandya is the Director of the Sports Psychiatry Clinic at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He serves as a consultant to professional sports teams and is a participant in the NFLPA Trust Brain & Body Program. He is a member of the International Society for Sport Psychiatry.

Dr. Pandya received his medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Upon graduation, he completed an internship at Northside Hospital & Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida before general psychiatry residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr Pandya is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and previously served as Associate Director for the Cleveland Clinic residency program.


pillai_ClevelandJagan Pillai, MD, PhD

Dr. Pillai trained as a medical doctor at the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India graduating in 1999. He obtained a PhD from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 2005. He subsequently pursued Residency in Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY from 2005-2009. He was the first author in multiple publications examining cognitive changes in epilepsy and dementia during this time. Dr. Pillai moved to the University of San Diego to complete a Clinical Fellowship in Dementia and Geriatric Neurology from 2009-2011. Here he was closely involved in helping people with memory disorders and cognitive behavioral changes from neurodegenerative diseases. As a young scholar honoree from the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Pillai further developed in research in Alzheimer’s dementia and Huntington’s disease. Dr. Pillai joined the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in January 2012. He now works to help people with cognitive changes from neurological disorders and to develop diagnostic and treatment strategies for people with cognitive difficulties from neurodegenerative diseases.

Roughly 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing, perhaps because of increased awareness of its symptoms or because people are living longer. Memory loss is the first and primary symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Pillai provides you with the most up to date information on Alzheimer’s and how to care for a loved one that has this disease.