Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

Associate Professor, Program Director & Division Chief Movement Disorders

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Business Phone: (352) 273-5550
Business Email: aramirezzamora@ufl.edu

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.

Accomplishments

Richard Tyler Fellowship Award recipient
2015 · American Academy of Neurology
NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course award recipient
2015 · NINDS
Diversity Leadership Program 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

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9253-3899

Grants

Dec 2019 ACTIVE
LRRK2-Synuclein Interactions with Gut Inflammation in PD Pathogenesis
PARKINSONS FOU ·
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Dual Lead Thalamic DBR-DBS Interface for Closed Loop Control of Severe Essential Tremor
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS ·
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Project Manager

Education

MD
2002 · Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 273-5550
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