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. The PMDC is now one of only 33 centers in the U.S. and 47 medical centers worldwide recognized by the Parkinson's Foundation as a Center of Excellence. In Virginia, VCU's center is the only one holding the elite designation.

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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 and is a CurePSP Center of Care.

  

Movement disorders investigators are engaged in a spectrum of translational and clinical research including multiple clinical trials and investigator-initiated projects funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as from foundations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation and The Parkinson’s Foundation. Our cutting-edge research includes investigations into disease mechanisms, diagnostics and novel treatment approaches.  

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. Fellows will also be trained in the use of botulinum toxin injections along with surgical approaches such as deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders. Click here to learn more about our Movement Disorders Fellowship Program.

About the Chair

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About the Chair

Brian D. Berman, M.D., is a professor of neurology and director of VCU’s Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.

He joined VCU in September 2020 after a decade on faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where he diagnosed, cared for and treated patients in the Movement Disorders Clinic at UCHealth and in the Neurology Clinic at the Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. He also served as associate director of Research at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center.

His research interests include using advanced brain imaging methods and non-invasive neurostimulation strategies to study what happens to brain structure and function when a patient develops Parkinson’s disease or dystonia. By developing neuroimaging biomarkers, he hopes to equip physicians with tools to make better and earlier diagnoses. Additionally, Berman is investigating disruptions to deep sleep in Parkinson's disease to determine whether these disruptions lead to accelerated cognitive decline and neurodegeneration in patients.




Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S.

Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S.

Division Chair, Director of PMDC, Professor

Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S.

Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S.

Division Chair, Director of PMDC, Professor

Department of Neurology

Phone: 804-628-5276

Fax: 804-827-1230

Email: Brian.Berman@vcuhealth.org

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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

Fax: 804-828-6373

Email: leslie.cloud@vcuhealth.org

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Cameron Miller-Patterson, MD

Cameron Miller-Patterson, MD

Assistant Professor

Cameron Miller-Patterson, MD

Cameron Miller-Patterson, MD

Assistant Professor

Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders

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Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Professor

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Mark S. Baron, M.D.

Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialists, Neuroscience Research
Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center

Phone: 804-828-9350

Email: mark.baron@vcuhealth.org

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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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Annie Coy, RN, BSN

Annie Coy, RN, BSN

Neurology Nurse Navigator

Annie Coy, RN, BSN

Annie Coy, RN, BSN

Neurology Nurse Navigator

Division of Movement Disorders

Phone: 804-418-2005

Email: Annalee.Coy@vcuhealth.org

Vondra Harrell

Vondra Harrell

Social Worker

Vondra Harrell

Vondra Harrell

Social Worker

Division of Movement Disorders

Phone: 804-364-1115

Email: Vondra.Harrell@vcuhealth.org

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

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Virginia Norris, MGC, CGC, CCMA

Virginia Norris, MGC, CGC, CCMA

Genetic Counselor

Virginia Norris, MGC, CGC, CCMA

Virginia Norris, MGC, CGC, CCMA

Genetic Counselor

Division of Movement Disorders

Clinical Research Program Manager

Phone: 804-627-1398

Email: Virginia.Norris@vcuhealth.org

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

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Cheryl Wood, NP

Cheryl Wood, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Cheryl Wood, NP

Cheryl Wood, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Division of Movement Disorders

Phone: 804-360-4669

Email: Cheryl.Wood@vcuhealth.org