Research and Movement Disorders

At Mount Sinai, scientists are uncovering important information about movement disorders. We conduct research in both the laboratories at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and in our patient care centers to uncover the causes of movement disorders and to develop new treatments. Ultimately, research discoveries seek to improve the lives of people living with a range of conditions.

Basic Science Research

At the Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai, scientists are uncovering important information about movement disorders, including clues to the underlying genetic mechanisms. This will help us to develop new methods for diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Clinical Research

Mount Sinai’s clinical research interests include studies on treatments for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, and other movement disorders. We are further researching the role of deep brain stimulation and other therapies on these conditions. In addition, we are studying the genetic mechanisms underlying the development of dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, spasmodic dysphonia, and other movement disorders.

Clinical Trials

Our doctors are collaborating with people living with movement disorders to evaluate and discover new treatment options. We invite you to participate in clinical research studies exploring the effectiveness of new treatments, which offer access to the latest experimental evaluations and therapies as well as ongoing clinical care.