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Our Team


The Movement Disorder Center embraces a team approach to ensure that our patients have comprehensive access to the best care possible. Attending physicians work closely with advanced practice providers and fellows. Our multidisciplinary clinics provide the opportunity to see a variety of specialists in one visit, including movement disorders specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.

Attending physicians are board-certified neurologists responsible for treating a patient's movement disorders, as well as supervising fellows and advanced practice providers.

Fellows are licensed doctors who have completed their medical education and neurological training and are completing an additional one to two years of instruction in movement disorders.

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have completed their medical education at an accredited university and are state licensed and board-certified. APPs are supervised by an attending physician and are able to provide most of the same services.

Mecial Assistants support the physician and APPs by performing administrative and clinical tasks such as taking weight or drawing blood. They have obtained certification through an accredited college program.

 

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Maureen Leehey, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Movement Disorders Section 
Dr. Leehey is a board-certified in Neurology and fellowship-trained in Movement Disorders. She is the senior movement disorders neurologist in the Rocky Mountain region and has mentored numerous neurologists. During her time at the University of Colorado, she has managed thousands of patients with Parkinson’s disease, is Lead Investigator in the International Parkinson Disease Study Group and has been the Primary Investigator for over 20 Parkinson’s disease clinical trials.
 
 
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Lauren Seeberger, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Center
Dr. Seeberger is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in Movement Disorders. She provides treatment and care for patients with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson plus syndromes, Lewy Body disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, Tourette, tics, chorea, ataxia, Restless legs syndrome, myoclonus, drug-induced movement disorders, Essential Tremor and tremor. She has long-standing expertise in the use of botulinum toxins for neurological conditions as well as the use of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, Essential tremor and dystonia. Her research has focused on clinical testing of new medications to treat or slow progression of movement disorders and in new uses for already approved medications.
 
 
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Brian Berman, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of Research, Movement Disorders Center
Co-director, Clinical Faculty Scholars Program
Dr. Berman is a board certified Neurologist with subspecialty expertise in movement disorders and a particular clinical interest in dystonia and tremors. His research pursuits include using advanced imaging techniques to study the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease and dystonia, as well as investigating the effects of transcranial neurostimulation on brain function and symptoms in these disorders. He sees a variety of movement disorders patients at UCHealth in Aurora and Boulder and at the Denver VA Medical Center, and performs botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, spasticity and other neurologic conditions.
 
 
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Drew Kern, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Clinical Director
Dr. Kern sub-specializes in movement disorders. He has a particular interest in treatments for advanced Parkinson’s disease including clinical trials, carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension and surgical treatments including deep brain stimulation (DBS). He sees patients at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Center and at UCHealth Clinic in Boulder.
 
 
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Olga Klepitskaya, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of Clinical Practice and Deep Brain Stimulation
Dr. Klepitskaya's clinical expertise and research interests are in the surgical treatment for movement disorders. She is co-director and the leading neurologist in the multidisciplinary Deep Brian stimulation (DBS) program at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and specialists in physical medicine, speech therapy, and rehabilitation. She also does botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and other neurological disorders.
 
 
 
 
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Jessica Barr, PAC
Senior Instructor of Neurology
 
 
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Christen Epstein, FNP
Senior Instructor of Neurology