University of California San Diego (UCSD)


Irene Litvan, MD

Dr. Litvan is an internationally recognized, board-certified neurologist and director of the Parkinson Foundation-designated Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders Center of Excellence at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Litvan treats diagnoses and conducts state of the art research and therapeutic trials in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, coricobasal degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementias. Throughout her career, she has played a pivotal role in advancing research and management of Parkinsonian and dementia disorders. As a result, she is frequently invited to lecture worldwide, received awards and played important roles in many professional associations. Currently, she chairs the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Section.

Stephanie Lessig, MD

Dr. Lessig is a board-certified neurologist at UC San Diego Health and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. She regularly treats patients for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including administration of botulinum toxin and management of deep brain stimulation. Dr. Lessig is involved in both basic research and clinical trials, with a clinical research focus on Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders.

Fatta Nahab, MD

Dr. Nahab is a board-certified neurologist who combines extensive clinical expertise with research on causes of neurological movement disorders. Dr. Nahab maintains a busy movement disorder clinic specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and atypical Parkinsonism, dystonia, myoclonus, ataxia, and postural instability. He has received many national awards for providing leading neurological care.

Brent Wright, MD

Dr. Wright is a board-certified neurologist who treats people with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, ataxia, chorea, tics, tardive syndromes and other rare diseases. He also conducts research on fait and balance in neurodegenerative diseases; clinical research in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders; mechanisms and outcomes of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery; and outcomes of continuous intraintestinal levodopa infusion. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.