Albany Medical College

Albany Medical College


 Contact Information

  Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208

  Katy Regan (518) 262-5938


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Site Coordinators

Katy Regan

Darryl Collins, LPN

Sharon Evans

Site Investigators

Durphy_AlbanyJennifer Durphy, MD

Dr. Jennifer Durphy joined the Movement Disorders Division at Albany Medical Center in 2012. She completed her neurology residency training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and went on to complete her fellowship training at Albany Medical Center under the guidance of Dr. Eric Molho. Her fellowship involved an in depth training in the diagnosis and management of the full range of common and rare movement disorders.

She brought this experience and her passion for patient care to the movement disorders clinic where she is accepting new patients with Parkinson’s disease, Hungtington’s disease, tremor, dystonia, restless legs syndrome and tics. She also sees patients one day per week at the Albany Medical Center multispecialty clinic in Malta.

Dr. Durphy’s special interests include the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, as well as botulinum toxin injections for dystonia. She explains: “The diseases treated in a movement disorders clinic are complex and chronic conditions. It is important to me to take the time to get to know each patient individually and to understand how their condition impacts their life. I use this information to guide me in coming up with the best possible treatment plan for each patient.”


Hanspal_AlbanyEra Hanspal, MD

Era Hanspal joined the Movement Disorders division at Albany Medical Center in 2011. She completed her residency in neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and had the privilege of completing two years of fellowship training at Columbia University under the direction of Dr. Stanley Fahn. Dr Fahn is considered by many of his neurological peers to be the “Father” of the movement disorders field.

Dr. Hanspal is board certified in neurology and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, and Parkinson’s Study Group. Her special interests include the whole spectrum of pediatric movement disorders including neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA).

Dr. Hanspal is the director of Huntington’s disease predictive genetic testing program at Albany Medical Center and she is an active participant in a wide variety of community outreach programs related to Huntington’s disease. She is currently working on developing a brain donation repository in collaboration with prestigious medical centers in Boston and New York City.

Although Dr. Hanspal has had impressive academic and clinical achievements thus far in her career, it is her personal touch, compassion and devotion to patients and their families that distinguishes her and makes her a favorite amongst patients and colleagues alike.


Molho_AlbanyEric Molho, MD

Dr. Eric Molho is Director of one of the only comprehensive Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Disease Centers in New York State. His practice is almost exclusively devoted to treating Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and dystonia, as well as other movement disorders. Dr. Molho has served as the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease, enabling him to offer the most advanced treatments and knowledge to his patients. He is also uniquely skilled and experienced in botulinium injections for dystonia, providing patients with optimum results.

Dr. Molho is a graduate of Albany Medical College where he currently serves as a professor of neurology and the Riley Family Chair in Parkinson’s Disease. At Albany Medical Center, he completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in movement disorders with Dr. Stewart Factor. He has served as the co-director of the Tardive Dyskinesia Clinic and Huntington’s Disease Comprehensive Care Center, as well as the course director of the 2nd year clinical neurosciences course at Albany Medical College. As an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group and Dystonia Study Group, Dr. Molho is undoubtedly a leader in his field uncovering medical breakthroughs and providing exceptional patient care.


unpictured_man_greenAdolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD

Dr. Adolfo Ramirez Zamora joined the faculty of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in 2010 and was named the Philly Dake Chair in Movement Disorders in 2014.

Under the auspices of Columbia University, Dr. Ramirez Zamora completed an internship in Cooperstown, NY and then went on to complete his neurology residency at Loyola University in Chicago. His fellowship training in movement disorders was at University of California San Francisco, which has one of the country’s most respected deep brain stimulation programs for the treatment of movement disorders.

Dr. Ramirez’s unique area of expertise encompasses presurgical evaluations of surgical candidates, intraoperative monitoring as part of the surgical team and post operative stimulation programming and medication adjustments for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. He is also experienced in the use of botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of dystonia and other neurological disorders.

His additional clinical research interests include experimental therapeutics in movement disorders, gait disorders and impulse control disorders in Parkinsion’s disease patients. Dr. Ramirez is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson Study Group, and Huntington Study Group.