Susan Bressman, MD
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PROFESSOR | Neurology
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Research Topics
Parkinson's Disease
Dystonia and Parkinson's Disease
I am a Director of the Mount Sinai Health System Movement Disorders Center and the Mirken Family Professor of Neurology. Over the last 30 years, my research has focused on identifying etiologies and disease mechanisms, especially genetic, that underlie dystonia (TORIA, THAP1, GNAL, GCH1, SGCE) and Parkinson’s disease (LRRK2, GBA ). My unique contribution has been in helping to create and promote translational teams and my special expertise has been clinical characterization and family studies aimed at identifying relatively homogeneous subgroups likely to share etiologies. As an extension of this work, once genetic etiologies are identified I have pursued further translational research aimed at expanding understanding of gene expression; this includes using additional clinical testing, imaging, and biomarkers of pathology. My work has been supported by the NIH, Michael J Fox Foundation, Dystonia Medical research Foundation and Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Foundation.

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship, Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Hospital

Residency, Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fellowship, Movement Disorders, Columbia University Irving Medical Center


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Honorary Membership Award

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Movement Disorder Research Award

American Academy of Neurology


Bachman Strauss Prize

Michael J. Fox Foundation


Stanley Fahn Lectureship

The Movement Disorder Society

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