Dr. Huddleston is an assistant professor of neurology at Emory University. As a physician-scientist, he sees patients in the Emory Movement Disorders Clinic and conducts translational MRI research for neurodegenerative diseases. He received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 2006. He then completed his neurology residency training at Columbia’s Neurological Institute of New York, followed by a fellowship in movement disorders neurology at the Emory Movement Disorders Clinic.
Dr. Huddleston’s Parkinsonism Neuroimaging Laboratory (www.pdmrilab.org) focuses on the development and application of MRI methods to study Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related neurodegenerative disorders. He uses novel neuromelanin-sensitive MRI approaches to track the loss of dopamine-responsive neurons in brain regions affected in PD. An overarching goal of this work is to develop MRI tools to assist the early detection and differential diagnosis of parkinsonian disorders and to make clinical trials for these disorders more successful.