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Important news and information about our clinic and staff.

Check this page often for the most news about our staff, our clinic, and important updates in surgical movement disorders.


October 27, 2016
Electrotherapy: Shock value

July 31, 2016
Therapy + Boxing = Helping Parkinson’s Patients
Therapy Boxing Helping Parkinsons Patients

April 22, 2016
AAN 2016
Computerized Spoon That Benefits Parkinson's Disease Patients Can Also Help Neurologists

March 29, 2016
US Patent
Methods and Systems for Treating Neurological Movement Disorders

March 28, 2016
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces Six Academic Centers Chosen for 2017-2019 Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

June 23, 2015
Napa Valley Register
SFVA Physicians Use Telemedicine to Visit Yountville Veteran's Home

June 4, 2015
CMU College of Medicine News
SMD Research Coordinator Awarded First Prize for Excellence in Research

April 22, 2015
Abnormal Coupling of Brain Network Rhythms Seen in Parkinson's May Be Reversed by DBS

April 13, 2015
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Study Reveals Mode of Action for Deep Brain Stimulation

March 27, 2015
The White House
White House Honors PD Researcher from SMD with Champions of Change Award

September 1, 2014
EHE International
EHE International Showcases Bachmann-Strauss Foundation's Awareness Campaign at Rockefeller Center

August 25, 2014
The San Francisco Chronicle: SF Gate
Ron Owens of KGO radio has Parkinson's disease

June 22, 2014
NBC Nightly News
Utensils Help Steady Tremors

May 26, 2014
Wall Street Journal: Life & Culture
Specialized Care Urged for Treating Parkinson's Disease

May 13, 2014
NPR: National Public Radio
A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

April 29, 2014
Dystonia Medical Research Found: DMRF
Dystonia Documentary by SMD Patient Wins Grand Prize at 2014 Neuro Film Festival

April 7, 2014
NPR: National Public Radio
Involuntary Shaking Can Be Caused By Essential Tremors

December 6, 2013
Newswise, New York
Patients Discuss How They Are Benefiting From New Funding of Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson's Center of Excellence

December 5, 2013
Medtronic Inc.
First U.S. Implants of New Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation System Advance Ground-Breaking Research Into Brain Activity While Therapy Is Delivered

December 2, 2013
American Academy of Neurology, American Brain Foundation, Michael J. Fox
Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families

November 18, 2013
San Francisco VA Medical Center
SFVAMC 1st VA in Nation to Perform MRI DBS Surgery

November 11, 2013
New York Times: Health
Martin Cruz Smith Reveals a Twist in His Tale

Fall-Winter, 2013
UCSF Medical Center Advances
Leading-edge approaches to treating Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and other movement disorders

September, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Dystonia Patient is Pain Free After Surgery

June 3, 2013
Team Led by Dr. Phillip Starr Finalists for Global B.R.A.I.N. (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology) Prize, Israel Brain Technologies
Finalists Announced for Israel Brain Technologies' Million Dollar Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize

May 24, 2013
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
2013 Employee of the Year Award to Yasmeen Gonzalez

March 4, 2013
Parkinson’s Disease Brain Rhythms Detected

March 1, 2013
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Brain Surgery Allows 15-year-old Girl to Run in LA Marathon Despite Disabling Movement Disorder

March 8, 2011
Brain Implant Surgeries at UCSF Dramatically Improve Symptoms of Debilitating Condition

February 2, 2011
Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s Patients

September 8, 2009
Smart Planet
New hope for Parkinson's patients? Interventional MRI for DBS