The Center for Neurological Restoration is at the forefront of clinical research in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, functional neurosurgery (such as deep brain stimulation and spinal cord stimulation , high frequency ultrasound, shunts, and pumps), headache, and facial pain. Currently, our center is focused on clinical trials examining the efficacy and safety of pharmacological, non-pharmacological (such as exercise therapy), and surgical (such as deep brain stimulation and gene therapy) symptomatic and disease-modifying treatments for Parkinson’s disease, tremors, and other movement disorders. In collaboration with colleagues from Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, several translational research projects are underway in neurophysiology, genetics, transcranial stimulation, and biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Similarly, various clinical trials for episodic and chronic migraine are being conducted. In addition, because of the richness of our database, several longitudinal outcomes research projects are underway. The entire center has a robust and comprehensive clinical research program with its own Research Supervisor, and more than a dozen full time clinical trials/research coordinators.
Hubert H. Fernandez, MD