Center for Huntington’s Disease at Emory University

Center for Huntington's Disease at Emory University


Contact Information

  Center for Huntington’s Disease
Emory University
12 Executive Park Drive, 5th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

  Elaine Sperin (404) 712 – 7044



Site Coordinators

Elaine Sperin, LN
Phone: (404) 712 – 7044

Cathy Wood-Silvero, MS
Phone: (404) 712-6988

Barbara Sommerfeld, MSN, RN
Phone: (404) 712-6997

Site Investigators

Factor_ EmoryStewart Factor, DO

Stewart Factor, DO is currently Professor of Neurology, Director of the Movement Disorders Program and Vance Lanier Chair of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Movement Disorder Society, Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group, and the Dystonia Study Group. He has held numerous committee memberships for the AAN, MDS, PSG and HSG. Dr. Factor earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his DO in Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at Old Westbury. He received his neurology training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York and Movement Disorders training at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Previous position was as Director of Movement Disorders at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. He has edited three textbooks: “Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management” first & second editions and “Drug-induced Movement Disorders” as well as authoring numerous peer reviewed articles. Current research projects include work in biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease, freezing of gait and tardive dyskinesia.


greene_ EmoryJames Greene, MD, PhD

Dr. Greene graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State University and subsequently received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where his awards included The Walle J.H. Nauta Neurosciences Award, The Robert Joynt Prize in Clinical Neurology, and selection to Alpha Omega Alpha. After being selected Chief Resident of Neurology at Emory University and completing a movement disorders fellowship, he was appointed to his current position on the Emory faculty as Assistant Professor of Neurology in 2005. He transitioned his career from the basic science lab to the hospital in 2010 when he became the first director of the Emory Neurohospitalist Program.

His current research focus is on clinical and quality issues facing inpatient neurology as it enters a new era that includes dedicated neurohospitalist care. This includes studies pertaining to diagnostic accuracy, resident education, and competency. In addition, he is helping guide the nascent Neurohospitalist Society to provide a forum to discuss clinical care, education, and research in this new subspecialty of neurology.

He continues to see outpatients in the Emory Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence.

Michael Silver, MD

Jaime Martin, MD

Thomas Wichmann, MD