At the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, our neurology experts understand that effective care is customized to the unique symptoms and needs of each patient. As an American Parkinson's Disease Association-certified center, we specialize in the treatment and management of complicated and rare movement disorders, as well as symptoms of progressive neurodegenerative diseases.

Our physician team uses advanced technology to diagnose neurological disorders that cause impaired or uncontrollable movement. We have demonstrated success in applying treatment techniques to control symptoms, enhancing our patients' quality of life.

Once we confirm the diagnosis, initial treatment often involves finding the correct balance of medications. However, when surgical treatment, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), is needed, our patients are under the care of exceptionally skilled experts.

Also, with access to leading research at UChicago Medicine, we're often able to offer new treatments for complex movement disorders when conventional medicine fails.

Conditions We Treat

  • Ataxia 
  • Blepharospasm
  • Chorea
  • Cortical basal degeneration (CBD)
  • Dystonia
  • Dyskinesias
  • Essential tremor
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Huntington's disease (HD)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's disease (PD)
  • Parkinsonian syndrome
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Tics
  • Tourette syndrome (TS)
  • Rett syndrome
  • Wilson's disease
Parkinson's disease patient Cheng Xiu Xu, who was treated by physicians Tao Xie, MD, PhD, and Peter Warnke, MD, plays ping pong at her apartment building

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Woman Regain Control of Parkinson's Symptoms

Cheng Xiu Xu's Parkinson's symptoms became too much for her and her neurologist. She turned to UChicago Medicine experts for relief. Now that she's doing better, she can once again enjoy her favorite sport: ping-pong.

Read Xu's Story