Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora


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About Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and director of clinical trials at the University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration which is part of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the McKnight Brain Institute. Prior to joining the UF, Dr. Ramirez practiced neurology at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Albany Medical Center where he served as an Associated Professor of Neurology and the Philly E. Dake Chair in Movement Disorders. Dr. Ramirez completed a surgical internship at Mercy hospital of Philadelphia along with a medicine internship At Bassett Healthcare Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. He then went on to complete his neurology residency at Loyola University Chicago followed by fellowship training in movement disorders at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Ramirez’s unique areas of expertise encompass management of the entire spectrum of movement disorders, cerebellar ataxias and the use of botulinum toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of movement disorders.

His research interests include investigating new DBS surgical and programming techniques in movement disorders, understanding the neurophysiological brain changes observed in these conditions and the use of neuromodulation for the treatment of uncommon neurological diseases. Dr. Ramirez has a strong interest and experience in conducting clinical trials in Neurology. His clinical focus comprises evaluation of experimental therapeutics in neurology with interested in developing newer treatments in movement disorders. He has served as a member of the Diversity leadership program and Science Committee at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and he is an active member of the Ataxia foundation, Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson Study Group, and Huntington Study Group.

Honors & Awards

NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course award recipient
2015 · NINDS
Diversity Leadership Program Award recipient
2015 · American Academy of Neurology
Richard Tyler Fellowship Award recipient
2015 · American Academy of Neurology
Phyllis E. Dake Endowed Chair in Movement Disorders
2014 · Albany Medical Center, Neurosciences Institute
Dentinger Award
2013 · Albany Medical Center, Neurosciences Institute

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


May 2018ACTIVE
Effect of LY3154207 on Cognition in Mild-to-Moderate Parkinsons Disease Dementia (PDD)(The PRESENCE Study)
LILLY USA · Principal Investigator
November 2017ACTIVE
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase IIa, Parallel Group, Two-Cohort Study to Define the Safety, Tolerability, and Clinical and Exploratory Biological Activity of the Chronic Administration of Nilotinib in Participants with Parkinsons Disease (PD)
NORTHWESTERN UNIV · Principal Investigator
July 2009ACTIVE
UNIV OF FLORIDA · Principal Investigator


Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara