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From the Directors

Welcome to the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center!
The Movement Disorders Center (MDC) is a nationally recognized center for expert specialty care of those with movement disorders. The MDC is headquartered at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora, Colorado. The campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region.
The mission of the MDC is to excel in the care of movement disorders patients and related research. We accomplish this mission by:
·         providing world-class clinical care to patients with movement disorders.
·         conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.
·         serving as a regional and national leader in the education of movement disorder professionals.
·         serving as a regional leader in community involvement for patient advocacy and education.
The MDC is the Rocky Mountain region’s largest provider of specialty care for more than 3,000 movement disorders patients annually. In addition to outpatient visits, our practitioners provide specialized services such as Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, opportunities for participation in clinical trials, botulinum toxin injections, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychological testing, and psychiatric services.
The MDC has been at the forefront of movement disorders research with the first and largest clinical trial of stem cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, development of the leading voice therapy for Parkinson’s disease (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy), and playing a key role in the initial description of Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome.
Our team engages in a wide variety of educational activities, which include mentoring graduate, medical, and post-doctoral students and neurology residents; participation in the education of movement disorders specialists through our fellowship program; and providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) events for local primary care physicians and neurologists.
Through our partnership with the University of Colorado Hospital, also located at CU Anschutz, our faculty are able to conduct research, educate the next generation of healthcare providers, and deliver the best available patient care. Through this and other partnerships with Denver Health Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we have been able to expand our reach clinically and many of our Movement Disorders faculty are now seeing patients at specialty clinics in the expanded Denver Metro area.
The physicians and other practitioners of the MDC are leaders in community outreach, from speaking engagements at support groups to active participation in the region’s largest community organizations for movement disorders. The MDC also hosts annual educational symposia for patients, caregivers, and families.
We look forward to meeting you and serving your healthcare needs!
Maureen Leehey, MD
Professor of Neurology
Section Chief, Movement Disorders


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Lauren Seeberger, MD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Movement Disorders Center