Joel Perlmutter

Professor of Neurology, Section Chief - Section of Movement Disorders, Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Radiology, Professor of Physical Therapy, Professor of Occupational Therapy

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    1978 …2021

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    Research interests

    Our group works on the pathophysiology, etiology and treatment of movement disorders including Parkinson disease, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome, essential tremor, and Huntington's disease. We also investigate basal ganglia physiology and pharmacology.

    Areas of Clinical Interest

    Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia, hyperkinetic disorders, essential tremor and other movement disorders, imaging research using PET and MR, clinical drug trials


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    • A Multi-center Genome-wide Association Study of Cervical Dystonia

      Sun, Y. V., Li, C., Hui, Q., Huang, Y., Barbano, R., Rodriguez, R., Malaty, I. A., Reich, S., Bambarger, K., Holmes, K., Jankovic, J., Patel, N. J., Roze, E., Vidailhet, M., Berman, B. D., LeDoux, M. S., Espay, A. J., Agarwal, P., Pirio-Richardson, S., Frank, S. A. & 35 others, Ondo, W. G., Saunders-Pullman, R., Chouinard, S., Natividad, S., Berardelli, A., Pantelyat, A. Y., Brashear, A., Fox, S. H., Kasten, M., Krämer, U. M., Neis, M., Bäumer, T., Loens, S., Borsche, M., Zittel, S., Maurer, A., Gelderblom, M., Volkmann, J., Odorfer, T., Kühn, A. A., Borngräber, F., König, I. R., Cruchaga, C., Cotton, A. C., Kilic-Berkmen, G., Freeman, A., Factor, S. A., Scorr, L., Bremner, J. D., Vaccarino, V., Quyyumi, A. A., Klein, C., Perlmutter, J. S., Lohmann, K. & Jinnah, H. A., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Movement Disorders.

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    • Diagnostic criteria for blepharospasm: A multicenter international study

      Defazio, G., Jinnah, H. A., Berardelli, A., Perlmutter, J. S., Berkmen, G. K., Berman, B. D., Jankovic, J., Bäumer, T., Comella, C., Cotton, A. C., Ercoli, T., Ferrazzano, G., Fox, S., Kim, H. J., Moukheiber, E. S., Richardson, S. P., Weissbach, A., Wrigth, L. J. & Hallett, M., Oct 2021, In: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 91, p. 109-114 6 p.

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    • Does raising the arms modify head tremor severity in cervical dystonia?

      Cisneros, E., Vu, J. P., Lee, H. Y., Chen, Q., Benadof, C. N., Zhang, Z., Pettitt, E. A., Joshi, S. K., Barbano, R. L., Jankovic, J., Jinnah, H. A., Perlmutter, J. S., Berman, B. D., Mahajan, A., Goetz, C. G., Stebbins, G. T., Comella, C. L. & Peterson, D. A., 2021, In: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. 11, 1, 21.

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    • Dopamine D1 + D3 receptor density may correlate with parkinson disease clinical features

      Yang, P., Knight, W. C., Li, H., Guo, Y., Perlmutter, J. S., Benzinger, T. L. S., Morris, J. C. & Xu, J., Jan 2021, In: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 8, 1, p. 224-237 14 p.

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      2 Scopus citations
    • Dystonia and Tremor: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Dystonia Coalition Cohort

      Shaikh, A. G., Beylergil, S. B., Scorr, L., Kilic-Berkmen, G., Freeman, A., Klein, C., Junker, J., Loens, S., Brüggemann, N., Münchau, A., Bäumer, T., Vidailhet, M., Roze, E., Bonnet, C., Jankovic, J., Jimenez-Shahed, J., Patel, N., Marsh, L., Comella, C., Barbano, R. L. & 23 others, Berman, B. D., Malaty, I., Wagle Shukla, A., Reich, S. G., Ledoux, M. S., Berardelli, A., Ferrazzano, G., Stover, N., Ondo, W., Pirio Richardson, S., Saunders-Pullman, R., Mari, Z., Agarwal, P., Adler, C., Chouinard, S., Fox, S. H., Brashear, A., Truong, D., Suchowersky, O., Frank, S., Factor, S., Perlmutter, J. & Jinnah, H. A., Jan 26 2021, In: Neurology. 96, 4, p. e563-e574

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      8 Scopus citations