The Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic

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  The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue U-2
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

  Jennifer Mule (216) 444-1134

  Chris Firestone (216) 445-5637



Site Coordinators

Jennifer Mule
Phone: (216) 444-1134

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.


>Kasia Rothenberg, MD, PhDKasia Rothenberg, MD, PhD
Kasia Rothenberg, MD, PhD is a Staff Member of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Her specialty interests include Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry in diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Rothenberg earned her medical degree from the Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland. She completed a Medicine internship at District Hospital in Lublin, Poland, a residency in neurology and a Phd in Neuropharmacolgy at Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland, a Fellowship/Research. Fellowship in Neurogeriatrics at the Department of Neurology Tel Aviv University, Psychiatry Residency Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.

She is a member of the American Psychiatry Association, Ohio Psychiatric Physician Association, Alzheimer’s Association International, World Psychiatric Association, and Geriatric Psychiatry Section Committee and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.