Scientific Issues Committee

Michael Okun





Michael Okun, Chair

Jens Volkmann





Jens Volkmann, Co-Chair

MDS Staff Liaison: Pam Fierst

Committee Purpose
To prepare statements on scientific and ethical issues related to Movement Disorders, as well as review those prepared by others on behalf of the Society, and analyze new and existing treatments and make recommendations regarding their role in the treatment of patients with Movement Disorders.

Read Society's statement cautioning against unproven stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease. | En Español

Committee Members

Peter Brown
John Duda
Alfonso Fasano
Nestor Galvez-Jiminez
Donald Higgins
Tihomir Ilic

Alex Iranzo
Brit Mollenhauer
Mariana Moscovich
Uday Muthane
Genko Oyama
Maria Rodriguez-Oroz

Daniel Tarsy
Thomas Warner
Allison Willis
Ilan Ziv