Joseph Jankovic
Joseph Jankovic, MD
Professor or Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders
Director, Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

After completing his chief residency in neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, Dr. Jankovic joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in 1977. He founded the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, which has since been recognized as a "Center of Excellence" by the National Parkinson Foundation and the Huntington Disease Society of America. Dr. Jankovic is past President of the international Movement Disorder Society and an honorary member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, and the French Neurological Society. Selected in 2009 as a "Great Teacher" by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many other honors including the 2007 American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award, sponsored by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the 2008 Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, presented by the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Tourette Syndrome Association.


Dr. Jankovic has published over 800 original articles and chapters and has edited and co-edited 40 books and volumes. Since 2004, Dr. Jankovic has been listed as "Highly Cited Researcher" ( Dr. Jankovic is a member of numerous scientific and medical advisory boards of national foundations including WE MOVE, a Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, International Tremor Foundation, Tourette Syndrome Association, and World Federation of Neurology Research Committee on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders. Dr. Jankovic also serves on the executive scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and on the National Parkinson Foundation Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. He has served on editorial boards of Neurology, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurology Medlink, and other journals. Dr. Jankovic has mentored numerous fellows and other trainees, many of whom have become leaders in the field of movement disorders (


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