Overview

About the Division of Movement Disorders

The Division of Movement Disorders combines clinical evaluation and treatment, research, education and outreach to provide a coordinated approach to combating movement and neurodegenerative disorders. The highly integrated, multidisciplinary Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (PMDC) provides comprehensive care, and groundbreaking research brings laboratory discoveries into innovative, real-world treatments for patients. 

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Clinical Care

Clinical care within the Division of Movement Disorders

It’s increasingly clear that while most movement disorders are neurological diseases, treatment and management require coordinated clinical care by specialists across multiple disciplines. Our clinics ensure that patients have access to movement disorder neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists and therapists, plus neurosurgical treatments and other disciplines. The division is home to a Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence 

Research

Division of Movement Disorders research

Movement disorders investigators are engaged in a spectrum of translational and clinical research including multiple clinical trials and projects funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), major foundations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Researchers explore disease mechanism, diagnostics and treatment approaches.  

The Department of Neurology also has a Brain Tissue Resource Facility (also known as a “brain bank”), a tissue library that is available to VCU investigators and researchers worldwide seeking tissue samples for their research. The bank also assists patients and their families as they explore the possibility of an autopsy and brain tissue donation for research.  

Education

Movement Disorders Fellowship

The Division of Movement Disorders offers a one-year or two-year fellowship that provides clinical training in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders. Fellows can expect in-depth exposure to a broad spectrum of common and rare movement disorders, involvement in clinical and translational research and electives tailored to their specific goals and interests. 

Learn more about the Movement Disorders Fellowship program

Faculty & Staff

Division of Movement Disorders Faculty and Staff

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Division Chair; Interim Director, PMDC

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Division Chair; Interim Director, PMDC

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists, Neuroscience Research
Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center
Undergraduate Education: B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Graduate Education: M.D., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Post Graduate Education: Motor Control Neurophysiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Phone: 804-828-9350

Email: mark.baron@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
P.O. Box 980599

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Matthew Barrett, M.D., M.Sc.

Matthew Barrett, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor

Matthew Barrett, M.D., M.Sc.

Matthew Barrett, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor

Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders

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Leslie Cloud, M.D.

Leslie Cloud, M.D.

Assoc. Professor; Dir. Parkinson’s Disease Program

Leslie Cloud, M.D.

Leslie Cloud, M.D.

Assoc. Professor; Dir. Parkinson’s Disease Program

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists
Director, Parkinson’s Disease Program, VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center, Richmond, Virginia, 2013-Present
6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C
Richmond, VA 23230

Fax: 804-828-6373

Email: leslie.cloud@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
11958 W. Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
P.O. Box 980539
Richmond, VA 23298

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Robert Hand, PT DPT NCS MSCS

Robert Hand, PT DPT NCS MSCS

Movement Disorder Program Coordinator

Robert Hand, PT DPT NCS MSCS

Robert Hand, PT DPT NCS MSCS

Movement Disorder Program Coordinator

Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders

Division of Movement Disorders

Sarah K. Lageman, Ph.D

Sarah K. Lageman, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Sarah K. Lageman, Ph.D

Sarah K. Lageman, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone: 804-364-6651

Fax: 804-364-6521

Email: sarah.lageman@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
11958 West Broad Street, Neuropsychology 4th Floor, Room 4023
Box 980539
Richmond, VA 23233

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Jessica Lehosit, DO

Jessica Lehosit, DO

Assistant Professor

Jessica Lehosit, DO

Jessica Lehosit, DO

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor, VAMC
Interim Director, PADRECC

Email: jlehosit@vcu.edu

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William F. Maragos, M.D., Ph.D.

William F. Maragos, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

William F. Maragos, M.D., Ph.D.

William F. Maragos, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology
Chief, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center Neurology Service
Division of Adult Neurology

Phone: 804-828-9809

Email: william.maragos@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
McGuire VAMC 1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Box 980599
Richmond, VA 23234

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Bruce Parkinson, Ph.D.

Bruce Parkinson, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Bruce Parkinson, Ph.D.

Bruce Parkinson, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists

Phone: 804-662-5300

Email: robert.parkinson@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980539

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Jonathan Snider, M.D.

Jonathan Snider, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Residency Director

Jonathan Snider, M.D.

Jonathan Snider, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Residency Director

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists
Director, M4 Student AI & Electives

Phone: 804-628-2354

Email: jonathan.snider@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
P.O. Box 980220

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Claudia Testa, M.D., Ph.D

Claudia Testa, M.D., Ph.D

Professor

Claudia Testa, M.D., Ph.D

Claudia Testa, M.D., Ph.D

Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists
Founder and Director of the VCU Huntington Disease Program
Joan Massey Clinical Chair in Parkinson Disease
Medical Director of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Fax: (804) 628-2455

Email: claudia.testa@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1101 East Marshall Street
Box 980539
Richmond, VA 23298

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Jessica Utt, PA-C

Jessica Utt, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Jessica Utt, PA-C

Jessica Utt, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Department of Neurology

Movement Disorders

Cheryl Wood, NP

Cheryl Wood, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Cheryl Wood, NP

Cheryl Wood, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders

Division of Movement Disorders