The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorder and Neurorestoration was honored to receive the esteemed status of “Center of Excellence” from the National Parkinson Foundation for the 13th consecutive year! This designation is reserved for elite care programs that incorporate experienced, expert care with patient outreach and research endeavors, and a consistent commitment to quality care. The NPF reviews potential centers of excellence in a rigorous review process involving not only detailed data collection, but onsite visits and review by other experts in the field. We are not only honored to receive this distinction, but inspired to re-dedicate the efforts of our team to provide the highest standard of care to our patients and their families.
Dr. Irene A. Malaty is director of the NPF Center of Excellence at UF, and Dr. Nikolaus McFarland is chief of the UF Movement Disorders division. Amanda Fessenden is our clinical care coordinator and helps run the PD support group and Young Onset PD support group.
Dr. Michael S. Okun is the National Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation and updates a monthly column “What’s Hot in PD” on the NPF website.