Rush University Medical Center

The Research Center of Excellence will be a part of the Rush University Medical Center, Section of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, and the Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Movement Disorders program. The Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Movement Disorders program, established and directed by Dr. Goldman, is a unique program that provides multidisciplinary specialty patient care services, educational training for fellows and trainees, and research on movement disorders with prominent neuropsychiatric features like Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinsonian disorders, and Huntington’s disease.

The weekly multidisciplinary clinic program provides comprehensive assessments and management for patients and care partners. The team includes a movement disorders neurologist, a physician assistant (PA), a nurse, neuropsychologists, a psychiatrist, social worker, and allied health professionals (in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition). In addition, Dr. Goldman has established educational and support group programs for Lewy body disease patients and their care partners and collaborates with other disciplines at Rush and in the community for the care of people with Lewy Body disease. The Rush program also conducts observational and interventional research, funded by federal, foundation, and other grants, to advance our understanding of Lewy body disease and improve the treatments and outcomes of people with Lewy body disease.

Clinic name: Rush Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program
Phone number: 312-563-2900
Website: Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program

Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS, FAAN, FANA

Dr. Jennifer G. Goldman is a Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, Section of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Dr. Goldman is a fellowship-trained Movement Disorders specialist who also has Board certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry and a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research. Dr. Goldman specializes in neuropsychiatric issues in movement disorders, and her background provides a unique combination of expertise in the fields of movement disorders and dementia for patient care, research, and education. She founded and directs the Rush University Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Movement Disorders program in the Section of Movement Disorders at Rush University Medical Center, which is an innovative, comprehensive approach to caring for patients with neurodegenerative diseases affecting movement, cognition, and behavior and educating healthcare professionals as well as the patient and care partner community (see below). Dr. Goldman has been a member of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Scientific Advisory Committee since 2011. She is a member of the DLB Working Group that developed the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) DLB module. She also served on the International DLB Consortium and contributed to the Clinical Diagnosis Working group and is an author on the 4th version of diagnostic criteria for DLB.