Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Tanya  Simuni, MD

Tanya Simuni, MD

Chief of Movement Disorders in the Department of Neurology

Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr., Research Professor of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders)


Administrative office: 312-503-2970
Clinic (for patients): 312-695-7950

Abbott Hall 11th Floor
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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Education and Certification

MD: Leningrad Medical School (1985)
Residency: Temple University Hospital (1994)
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital (1995)
Board Certification: Neurology


Description of Interests

Dr Simuni joined the faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine in 2000 to build and lead a multidisciplinary movement disorders center that is recognized by the National Parkinson’s Foundation as a Center of Excellence and serves as a training model in the region. Her research interests are focused on development of disease modifying ( neuroprotective ) interventions in Parkinson’s disease (PD). She is the lead investigator of a number of clinical trials on experimental pharmacology, non-motor manifestations, and pharmacological and surgical management of PD. As the Principal Investigator of the multicenter Parkinson Study Group (PSG) Phase II study of isradipine as potential disease modifying agent in early PD (STEADY PD) and more recently NET PD FS-Zone studies as well as a member of the Steering Committees on a number of national studies including PPMI, she has developed expertise in design and coordination of multicenter studies. She is actively involved with the PSG where she is an active member of three PSG working groups and Chair of the Classic Motor group. She serves on the Steering Committees for the National Parkinson Foundation.

Interests (Keywords)

Clinical Trial Methodology; Drug Discovery; Movement Control

Research and Publications

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