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Michael Okun, MD

Professor at University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders

Location: Gainesville, FL United States

Michael S. Okun, MD, is administrative director and co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, and the Adelaide Lackner Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida. Dr. Okun’s laboratory has focused on identifying the physiological brain signature patterns for Parkinson’s disease, and also has been focused on the development of neurotechnology for a closed-loop solution to Parkinson’s and tic disorders. Dr. Okun is an established movement disorders researcher with more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and he has been principal investigator, co-principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple NIH Parkinson’s disease intervention studies. Dr. Okun has been involved in many projects examining cognitive-limbic-motor basal ganglia function and deep brain stimulation. Finally, Dr. Okun has trained more than 30 MD fellows in microelectrode recording, implantation, management and troubleshooting of deep brain stimulation devices.

Associated Grants

  • Responsive, Closed-Loop Approach to Treat Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease


  • Testosterone Therapy in Parkinson's disease


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