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Roy Alcalay, MD, MS

Alfred and Minnie Bressler Associate Professor of Neurology in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University

Location: New York, NY United States

Roy Alcalay is chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. He recently moved from Columbia University where he holds a part time Associate Professorship. He obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, his neurology training from the Harvard University residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his movement disorders training at Columbia University. He earned a Master’s in biostatistics (Patient Oriented Research track) from Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers and genetics in Parkinson’s disease.  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

  • 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


  • Penetrance of LRRK2 in the LRRK2 Cohort Consortium


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