David Standaert, MD, PhD

UAB Heersink School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

David G. Standaert MD, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology, where he holds the John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair. He received his combined degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, completed Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a research and clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His primary research interest is translational studies in neurodegenerative diseases. His laboratory works on understanding both the root causes of Parkinson’s disease as well as the origin of the disabling symptoms that appear after long term treatment of the disease. Dr. Standaert is Program Director for the Alabama Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research (P50NS108675) which is studying the role of neuroinflammatory reactions in disease progression. He is the Vice President of the American Neurological Association, First Vice President of the Association of University Professors of Neurology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.


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