Meet Our Team
Our movement disorders team includes:
- Steven Frucht, MD. Dr. Frucht, 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 (an area of interest given his training as a classical musician), myoclonus, and tremor. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard.
- Catherine Cho, MD, MSCR. Dr. Cho practices within the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and the Center for Vertigo and Balance. She specializes in the treatment of gait and balance disorders, dizziness, Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and dystonia.
- Brian Kopell, MD. Dr. Kopell is the Director of the Center for Restorative Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He has served as the principal investigator in several clinical trials of emerging neuromodulation technologies targeting disorders such as Parkinson's disease, tremor, tinnitus and major depression. Dr. Kopell has pioneered the use of intraoperative imaging during deep brain stimulation cases to supplement the microelectrode recording typically done to make the procedure safer and quicker for patients. He received his medical degree from New York University.
- C. Warren Olanow, MD. Dr. Olanow is the Henry P. and Georgette Goldschmidt Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurology and is a professor of neuroscience. Dr. Olanow has served as president of the Movement Disorder Society and the International Society of Motor Disturbances. He has been named an honorary professor at the University of London (Royal Free Hospital) and is an honorary member of the French Neurological Society. Dr. Olanow is a board member of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, a NASA consortium, and lectures internationally.
- Winona Tse, MD. Dr. Tse sees patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor disorders, dystonia, and other movement disorders. She has published journal articles, reviews, and textbook chapters on Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, movement disorders in HIV infection, and restless legs syndrome. Dr. Tse is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
- Miodrag Velickovic, MD. Dr. Velickovic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, Wilson’s disease, tremor, and ataxia. Dr. Velickovic is affiliated with both the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and Mount Sinai’s Wilson’s Disease Association International Center of Excellence. Dr. Velickovic has served as faculty for American Academy of Neurology workshops on botulinum toxin injections for cervical, laryngeal, and oromandibular dystonia, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm.
- Ruth Walker, MD. Dr. Ruth Walker is an internationally-recognized expert in chorea, in particular the very rare disorders known as neuroacanthocytosis, which includes chorea-acanthocytosis and McLeod's syndrome. She is Director of the Movement Disorders clinic at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, which is affiliated with Mount Sinai. Dr. Walker sees patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital on a research basis, and is readily available for consultation by other members of the team.
Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center
5 East 98th Street, Box 1138
New York, NY 10029-6574