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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, Movement Disorders

I have a deep interest in movement disorders borne out of many years of treating movement disorders patients and also my own personal experiences as a movement disorder patient. My experiences have shown me that no single approach works for all patients. My approach to patient care is inclusion of the patient in the decision-making process and tailoring treatment to meet a patient’s goals. We use a team-based approach to provide the information that helps the patient in making decisions about their own health, doing our best to honor their wishes with compassion and respect.

Clinical Interests

General movement disorders with a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders, atypical parkinsonisms, and genetic movement disorders. Multidisciplinary care of genetic movement disorders and atypical parkinsonisms. DBS programming for essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease patients.

Clinical Research Interests

Diagnostic protocols and genotype/phenotype correlations for genetic movement disorders such as hereditary choreas and ataxias.

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013

Education/Training

Degrees:
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Penn State Hershey, 2009
  • Master of Arts in Neuroscience
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology
    The University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Residencies:
  • Residency in Neurology
    The Mayo Clinic, 2013
  • Internship
    Hershey Medical Center, 2010
Fellowships:
  • Movement Disorders Fellowship
    The University of Florida, 2015

Links

Hokuto Morita, MD