Chadwick Wilson Christine, MD
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Chadwick Wilson Christine, MD, completed his medical degree with honors in research at Cornell in 1991.† He completed neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1995, and then conducted a research fellowship in synaptic plasticity until 1999.
Since then, he has developed far ranging interests in Parkinsonís disease (PD).† His research interests include: 1) discovery of the risk factors for PD 2) identification of factors that affect PD progression, 3) developing methods for earlier diagnosis of PD, and 4) improving PD treatments. Dr. Christineís research has included participation in both medical and surgical treatment studies, and he has recently been involved in a study of novel biomarkers for PD. He was an investigator in a Phase 1 study of gene therapy for advanced Parkinsonís disease, which utilized the gene for amino acid decarboxylase, the enzyme that converts levodopa into dopamine. His recent most recent work explores the prevalence of low vitamin B12 status in PD.†