Nina M. Browner, MD
The Bryson Distinguished Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
- Clinical interests: The diagnosis and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including unusual movement disorders.
- Clinics: Dr. Browner sees patients in the Neurology clinic and the UNC Rehabilitation Center as part of the Interdisciplinary Parkinson’s Disease clinic. She also conducts a bi–weekly botulinum toxin clinic.
- Research interests: 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.
- Education: Dr. Browner also regularly teaches medical students and residents rotating through the Movement Disorders Center.
Richard Murrow, MD
Joseph and Hannah Baggett Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Deep Brian Stimulation Clinic
- Clinical interests: 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.
- Clinics: Dr. Murrow sees patients daily at the Neurology clinic. He conducts microelectrode recording in the operating room on Tuesdays.
- Research interests: Mechanism of action and application of deep brain stimulation.
- Education: Dr. Murrow regularly teaches medical students and residents rotating through the Movement Disorders Center.
Daniel Roque, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
- Clinical interests: Diagnosis and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, ataxia, other movement disorders, deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, and botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders.
- Research interests: Improvement of different tremors in different diseases through both traditional and innovative methods, and quality of life initiatives for patients with movement disorders.
- Education: Dr. Roque regularly teaches medical students and residents in rotation through the Movement Disorders Center.
Miriam Sklerov, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
- Clinical interests: Atypical parkinsonism syndromes (multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration) and other movement disorders.
- Clinics: Dr. Sklerov sees patients regularly at the Neurology Clinic and provides comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations of patients with atypical parkinsonism syndromes at the UNC Rehabilitation Center. She also conducts bi–weekly botulinum toxin injections.
- Research interests: Genetics of multiple system atrophy frontotemporal dementia, Huntington’s disease, and genetic consultations for patients with movement disorders.
- Education: Dr. Sklerov regularly teaches medical students and residents in rotation through the Movement Disorders Center.
Eldad Hadar, MD
Vice Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery, Section Chief of Functional Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery
- Specialty: Functional neurosurgery including the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric epilepsy and the surgical treatment of movement disorders.
Jessica Shurer, MSW, LCSW
- Ms. Shurer is a master’s level clinical social worker and the center coordinator of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at UNC.
- At the Movement Disorders Center, Ms. Shurer assesses patient and family challenges around mood, coping and daily functioning, and provides resources, referrals and counseling as needed. She also coordinates the specialty Interdisciplinary Parkinson’s clinic, facilitates local support groups for Parkinson’s and atypical parkinsonism, and organizes educational and outreach programs for both Parkinson’s families and healthcare professionals.
- Administrative Assistance