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Roy Alcalay, MD, MS

Chief, Movement Disorders Division; Neurological Institute at Columbia University

Director, Laboratory of Biomarkers and Genomics of Neurodegeneration at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Associate Professor, Part Time Movement Disorders Division; Department of Neurology

Location: Tel Aviv Israel

Roy Alcalay is chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. He moved from Columbia University where he holds a part-time associate professorship. He obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University, his neurology training from the Harvard University residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his training in movement disorders at Columbia University. He earned a Master’s degree in biostatistics (patient-oriented research track) from Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers and genetics in Parkinson’s disease. He is a member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation-funded PPMI steering committee. In addition to grants from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, his work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Associated Grants

  • Developing a Novel Platform for Patient Selection and Disease Tracking Using Super-resolution Microscopy and AI


  • The Role of Lysosomal Proteins in Inherited Parkinson's Disease Associated with Changes in the GBA gene


  • The Role of Inflammation and Risk of Parkinson's Disease in People with GBA1 Mutations


  • White Blood Cell and Urine Collection in LRRK2 and GBA Mutation Carriers


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