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Balance Disorders Clinical and Research Program


The Balance Disorders Clinic serves to diagnose and treat patients with inherited and sporadic causes of cerebellar ataxia, multiple system atrophy, peripheral vestibular dysfunction, dizziness, parkinsonian disorders and other disorders of balance of unclear etiology. We have an active research and clinical program.

Faculty: Kevin Kerber, M.D., Henry Lauris Paulson, M.D., Ph.D. and Vikram Shakkottai M.D., Ph.D..

Patients seen in the Balance Disorders Clinic can volunteer to be subjects in clinical research projects. These studies include patients with the diagnoses of:

  • Inherited causes of ataxia
  • Dizziness
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Parkinson disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy

These studies include observational studies, trials of investigational agents for the treatment of disease, and imaging studies.

Other faculty members involved in these studies include:

  • Kelvin Chou M.D., neurologist
  • Praveen Dayalu, M.D., neurologist
  • Larry Junck, M.D., neurologist
  • Robert A. Koeppe, Ph.D., physicist
  • Roderick Little, Ph.D., biostatistician
  • Ronald Chervin, M.D., neurologist
  • Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., neuropsychologist
  • Carol Persad, Ph.D., neuropsychologist
  • Margit Burmeister, Ph,D., geneticist