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Matthew B. Stern, MD
Matthew B. Stern, MD

    Dr. Matthew B. Stern is the Parker Family Professor of Neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also codirects the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Hospital, one of six such centers in the United States. The Center at Penn is one of the largest of its type in the country and has a long track record of achievement in clinical trials and experimental therapeutics. It is also one of the National Parkinson Foundation's Worldwide Centers of Excellence.

    Dr. Stern has authored or co-authored numerous papers on Parkinson's disease and edited or co-edited eight books on Parkinson's disease and related disorders. In addition to serving as institutional investigator for numerous clinical trials, Dr. Stern has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of many research studies related to Parkinson's disease and serves on a number of study steering committees, executive committees and safety monitoring boards. He consults widely and has lectured throughout the world on Parkinsonism and other movement disorders. Dr. Stern has been active in the International Movement Disorders Society (IMDS) serving as chair of the Liaison, Public Relations and Industrial Relations Committees. He is now Secretary-elect for IMDS.

    Dr. Stern is also a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurologic Association, International Movement Disorders Society and Philadelphia Neurological Society. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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