Irene Litvan, MD, is a professor of neurology, the Tasch Endowed Chair of Parkinson’s Disease Research, and director of the Movement Disorder Center at the University of California, San Diego. She has over 25 years of experience in adult neurology, movement disorders, psychiatry and epidemiology. Her research searches for a better understanding of the causes and extent of disability, as well as the development of appropriate symptomatic and neuroprotective treatments for patients with neurodegenerative disorders who present with parkinsonism or dementia symptoms. Dr. Litvan has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific research articles and four books. She is also a member of multiple advisory boards.