Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

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  Baylor College of Medicine
Parkinson’s Disease Center & Movement Disorders Clinic
7200 Cambridge, Suite 9A, MS: BCM 609
Houston, Texas 77030-4202

  Christine Hunter (713) 798-3951


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Site Coordinators

Christine Hunter, RN, VVTV
Phone: (713) 798-3951

Erica Surles, BS, MA, MBA/HCA
Phone: (713) 798-6902

Site Investigators

Jankovic_BaylorJoseph Jankovic, MD

After receiving his MD degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1973, Dr. Jankovic completed medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, where he was selected as the Chief Resident and also obtained additional training in movement disorders with Stanley Fahn, MD. In 1977 he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and became the founder and director of the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, which has since been recognized as a “Center of Excellence” by the National Parkinson Foundation, the Huntington Disease Society of America, and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Promoted to a full professor of Neurology in 1988, Dr. Jankovic currently holds the endowed Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders.


shuleman_baylorJoshua Shulman, MD, PhD

Recent advances have made the discovery of genetic susceptibility loci for complex human phenotypes a reality, including nervous system disorders. The critical next step will be to definitively identify the responsible genes and understand their functions in both health and disease. Our research integrates genetic investigation in human subjects and model organisms, with the goal of understanding brain function and aging, and improving the treatment of neurologic disease. We focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, two incurable neurodegenerative disorders and experimental paradigms for the age-dependent failure of brain cognitive and motor control in humans.



thenganatt_BaylorMary Ann Thenganatt, MD

Dr. Mary Ann Thenganatt is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. After obtaining her medical degree from Boston University, she completed internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She subsequently completed residency in Neurology and fellowship in Movement disorders at The Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Thenganatt is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and practices at The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in the evaluation and management of various movement disorders and is experienced in botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation therapies.



Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD

Michele York, PhD