Meet Our Team
Members of the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center who specialize in Huntington’s disease and other choreas include:
- Steven Frucht, MD, Director of Movement Disorders at the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center, specializes in the treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders, including task-specific dystonia affecting musicians, myoclonus, and tremor. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard and did his neurology training at New York Hospital, where he served as chief resident.
- Martin A. Goldstein, MD, is board certified in both neurology and psychiatry. He was the Ronald Coles Fellow in Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and he completed fellowship training in functional brain imaging at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein’s medical specialty is cognitive neurology, and he is the medical director of the Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health. He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. Goldstein is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.
- Ruth H. Walker, MD, PhD, is associate professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and an internationally recognized specialist in the diagnosis of rare choreas. She has edited a book, “The Differential Diagnosis of Chorea,” and has published numerous articles, addressing in particular the neuroacanthocytosis syndromes. Dr Walker is a full-time neurologist at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx. Although Dr. Walker does not see patients at Mount Sinai’s Faculty Practice Associates, she is readily available for consultation as needed.