Roger Kurlan, M.D. obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He did postgraduate training in Neurology and Movement Disorders at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was a long-time faculty member at the University of Rochester, and then a director at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, New Jersey of a new program in movement disorders.
Dr. Kurlan has published more than 250 articles and has edited 4 books. He is recognized internationally for his clinical and research expertise in neurological movement disorders. His investigations have focused on experimental therapies, but he has published extensively on epidemiology, phenomenology, genetics, cognitive and behavioral aspects and neurobiology. He has longstanding collaborations with basic neuroscientists and has conducted many large-scale, multi-center clinical and translational research studies. He is a founding member of the Parkinson Study Group and founding and current leader of the Tourette’s Syndrome Study Group, two collaborative international research groups that conduct large-scale investigations.