Joseph Jankovic, MD

Joseph Jankovic, MD

Dr. Jankovic is professor of neurology and distinguished chair in movement disorders, and the founder and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC), Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

The past president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and of the International Neurotoxin Association, Dr. Jankovic has been recognized as an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, French Neurological Society, and the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society. Selected as a “Great Teacher” by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Movement Disorders Research Award, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award.

He has served as the principal investigator in hundreds of clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders, including botulinum toxin and tetrabenazine. Dr. Jankovic is current or past member of many editorial boards and he is the Editor-in-Chief for Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. He has also served on numerous scientific advisory boards of national and international foundations, including Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, International Essential Tremor Foundation, Tourette Association of America, and has served on the executive scientific advisory boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the NPF Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board.

For further information visit www.jankovic.org.