Welcome to the University of Colorado Movement Disorders
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
mission of the MDC is to excel in the care of movement disorders patients and
related research. We accomplish this mission by:
world-class clinical care to patients with movement disorders.
cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.
as a regional and national leader in the education of movement disorder professionals.
as a regional leader in community involvement for patient advocacy and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
look forward to meeting you and serving your healthcare needs!
Maureen Leehey, MD
Professor of Neurology
Section Chief, Movement Disorders
Lauren Seeberger, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Center