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Brad A. Racette, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University of St. Louis

Brad Racette graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1988 with a degree in molecular biology. He attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School and graduated in 1992 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed a medical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 1992 to 1993. He completed a residency in neurology at Barnes Hospital/ Washington University School of Medicine in 1996. After residency he completed a fellowship in movement disorders from 1996-1998 and joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of neurology in 1998. In 2003 he was promoted to associate professor and was named Vice Chairman of Clinical Neurology. Dr. Racette serves as a medical advisor to the Greater St. Louis American Parkinson’s Disease Association, the Missouri Chapter of the Huntington Disease Society of America, the Missouri Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association, and the St. Louis Chapter of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. He is a member of the Huntington Study Group and Parkinson Study Group in which he serves on two committees. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Movement Disorders section of the AAN, and was elected into the American Neurological Association in 2004. He has conducted over 20 clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease and has an NIH-funded research program studying genetic epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease and neuroprotection in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Racette has published numerous articles on movement disorders including research on genetics of Parkinson’s disease, the relationship between welding and parkinsonism, and use of botulinum toxin in movement disorders. He has served as a peer reviewer for numerous journals and international regulatory agencies.

Associated Grants

  • Workplace Exposures and Biomarkers of Parkinsonism in Welders

    2006


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