With backgrounds that include education and training at the Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), patients benefit from the expertise of accomplished specialists in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.
Our team includes active members of the Movement Disorders Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The physicians in our program lead and participate in clinical research that, for example, tests new medications for Parkinson's disease. They teach at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and are also committed to educating their patients to foster a collaborative doctor-patient relationship.
“Because we are an academic institute, we naturally have a strong dedication to educating our patients about their disease or condition, and all the treatment options. Knowledge is a key contributor to having the best possible quality of life while managing a challenging disease.”
Our Care Team
Dr. Aviva Ellenstein, Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program
Dr. Pritha Ghosh, Co-Director, Movement Disorders Program
Dr. Ted Rothstein, Professor of Neurology
Dr. Donald Shields, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Michelle Evans, Clinic Coordinator
LaQuisha Longus, Medical Assistant