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Roy Alcalay, MD, MS

Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University

Location: New York, NY United States

Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of neurology at the Movement Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. 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 disorder training at Columbia University. He graduated from the Patient Oriented Research program and earned a Master's degree in biostatistics, both at Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers -- objective measures of disease -- and genetics in Parkinson's disease and cognitive functioning. He is a Brookdale Leadership in Aging fellow, and his research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Parkinson's Foundation and the Smart Foundation. His research on the genes LRRK2 and GBA is funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Associated Grants

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


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


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


  • Penetrance of LRRK2 in the LRRK2 Cohort Consortium


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