Nina M. Browner, MD
Assistant Professor, Director National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Clinical Director Movement Disorders Center
- Dr. Browner's clinical interests focus on diagnosis and treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, including unusual movement disorders
- Dr. Browner sees patients on Monday afternoons, and full day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Neurology Clinic at the first floor of the UNC Neuroscience Hospital.
- She conducts a monthly botulinum toxin clinic.
- Her clinical research interests include movement disorders phenomenology, gait abnormalities in patients with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism; functional MRI imaging in Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism, and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
- She coordinates movement disorder video rounds for faculty, resident, and health care personnel. These rounds serve as a platform for discussion of movement disorders seen in clinic, helping establish a collaborative and educational environment for patient care and education. Dr. Browner also regularly teaches medical students and residents rotating in the Movement Disorders Center.
Richard Murrow, MD
Associate Professor, Adult Neurology
- Dr. Murrow's clinical interests focus primarily on DBS therapy for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, which include pre-surgical evaluation for deep brain stimulation surgery, detailed microelectrode recordings in the operating room and post-surgical programming of the devices, while making concomitant medication adjustments.
- Dr. Murrow sees patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoon at the Neurology Clinic at the first floor of the UNC Neuroscience Hospital. He conducts microelectrode recording in the operating room on Mondays and Fridays.
- Dr. Murrow's research interests include mechanism of action and application of deep brain stimulation.
- Dr. Murrow regularly teaches medical students and residents rotating in the Movement Disorders Center.
Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology, Genetics and the Genome Center
- Dr. Wilhelmsen clinical interests include frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's disease and genetic consultations for patients with movement disorders.
- Dr. Wilhelmsen's lab is engaged in the genetic mapping of susceptibility loci for complex neurological diseases and has been developing large-scale automated gene mapping technologies to facilitate these mapping efforts. The Wilhelmsen lab is applying these techniques to two projects: (1) the genetics of alcoholism and (2) positional cloning of the gene responsible for a family of disorders called frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17).
- Dr. Wilhelmsen is seeing patients monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Neurology Clinic on the first floor of the UNC Neuroscience Hospital.
Eldad Hadar, MD
Assistant Professor, UNC Neurosurgery
- Specialty: Functional neurosurgery including the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric epilepsy and the surgical treatment of movement disorders.
Jessica Katz, MSW, LCSW-A
- Jessie is a Master’s level Clinical Social Worker and the Center Coordinator of the UNC National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. She graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with a BA in Psychology and minors in Human Development and Family Studies and Gerontology. She received her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She has a Certificate in Aging and has completed the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education.
- At the Movement Disorders Clinic, Jessie assesses patient needs and provides resources, referrals, and counseling as needed. She also coordinates a multidisciplinary team for patient care, facilitates a local Parkinson’s support group, helps develop educational/outreach programs for patients with PD and/or parkinsonism, and coordinates research projects.
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