Dr. Jorge Juncos, Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine.
Medical Director, GA Chapter of the APDA
Director of Neurology at Wesley Woods Hospital
Dr. Juncos is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NYC where he also completed training in Internal Medicine.
He studied Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
did research in neuropharmacology and Movement Disorders at the National Institutes of Health
, Experimental Therapeutics Branch under Dr. Thomas Chase (1983-1987), and at the Hopital de la Salpetriere in Paris under Professor Yves Agid.
He then settled at Emory University Medical School, Department of Neurology where he has been a member of the Movement Disorders Program since 1989, and is now director of Neurology at the Wesley Woods Hospital.
He is also Medical Director of the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
He is also the current Chair of the Pan American Section of the International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Society.
has a busy practice in Parkinson's disease (PD) and his
clinical research focuses on the neuropharmacology and treatment of this condition with putative neuroprotective agents.
has special interest in difficult to manage cases with comorbid cognitive and affective symptoms.
He is currently also working in the development of a PD health-based social network to help empower patients as a group, to better influence policy decisions and research priorities in PD.
With the use of web-based data acquisition, his
goal is to aggregate large number of individual observations into cohesive, data driven strategies.