University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Contact Information

  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Neurological Services
982045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-2045

  Carolyn Peterson (402) 552-2239


Trials/Studies

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Site Coordinators

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Carolyn Peterson, RN, BSN, CCRC
Phone: (402) 552-2239

Site Investigators

Amy HellmanAmy Hellman, MD

Dr. Amy Hellman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she received her medical degree and completed her internship in Internal Medicine. She then completed Neurology residency training at UC Davis Medical Center, where she was appointed Neurology Chief Resident from 2010-2011. Dr. Hellman held a joint appointment at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania where she completed her fellowship in Movement Disorders. She joined the UNMC faculty in August 2013. Dr. Hellman is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, and the Huntington Study Group. Dr. Hellman evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Ataxia, Gait Abnormalities, and Spasticity. She also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and evaluates patients for Deep Brain Stimulation. Her research interests include Parkinson Disease and Huntington Disease.

 

Diego Torres-Russotto, MD

Dr. Torres is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Torres received his M.D. from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999, with eleven Honor Diplomas. He completed a preliminary Neurosurgery Internship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He also attended Washington University in St. Louis where he completed his Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Neurology and his Fellowship in Movement Disorders. He was also elected as the Neurology Chief Resident from 2006-2007. Dr. Torres joined the UNMC faculty in January 2009. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Dr. Torres is a Board-certified Neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, and the Mayo Alumni Association. Dr. Torres evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Spasticity, Gait Abnormalities, and Ataxia. He also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation. His research interests include Parkinson Disease, Tremor, Orthostatic Tremor and Dystonia.