Alberto Espay

Alberto Espay, MD, MSc, FAAN, FANA
United States


Dr. Alberto Espay is Associate Professor and Endowed Chair of the James J and Joan A Gardner Center for Parkinson’s disease at the University of Cincinnati. After neurology training at Indiana University, he completed his clinical and electrophysiology training in Movement Disorders as well as an MSc program in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research (Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, 2001-2005). He has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles and 5 books, including Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls (Cambridge, Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award, 2013) and Disorders of Movement (Springer, 2016). Dr. Espay has received the Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Award (2006-09), the Dystonia Coalition Career Development Award (2010-2012), the NIH-funded KL2 Research Scholars Mentored Award (2010-12), and the NIH-funded K23 Career Development Award (2011-17).

He currently serves as Chair of the Technology Task Force, Chair of the Membership and Public Relations Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and Executive Committee member of the Parkinson Study Group. He is former Chair of the Movement Disorders Section of the American Academy of Neurology and former Associate Editor of Movement Disorders. He became honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Neurology in 2008, has been on the Best Doctors in America list since 2009, and has received several awards including: the Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 award in 2010; the Patients' Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards in 2011; the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Health Care Hero Award in 2016; and the Spanish Society of Neurology’s Cotzias Award in 2016. His research efforts have focused on the measurements of motor and behavioral phenomena and clinical trials for Parkinson's disease.

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