Joseph Jankovic, MD

After completing his chief residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, USA, Dr. Jankovic joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, USA in 1977 and found the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic.

Dr. Jankovic is past president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, and the French Neurological Society.

He is also the director of the Center of Excellence designated by the National Parkinson Foundation, and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Selected as a “Great Teacher” by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many other honors including the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award, the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, presented by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Tourette Syndrome Association, and the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award and the Master Clinician Lifetime Award.

Dr. Jankovic has served as the principal investigator on nearly hundred clinical trials, has published over 1,000 original articles and chapters, and has co-authored or co-edited over 55 books. Dr. Jankovic is current or past member of numerous scientific and medical advisory boards of national and international foundations including the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the International Tremor Foundation.

Dr. Jankovic also is or has been a member of the Executive Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the National Parkinson Foundation Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. He has served on editorial boards of Neurology, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, Neurotherapeutics, Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, Neurology Medlink, and other scientific, peer-review 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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