Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

An internationally recognized team focused on bringing you the latest treatments backed by research to improve your quality of life.

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If your life has been touched by Parkinson’s disease or a movement disorder, you know the challenges it can bring to everyday life. The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders offers comprehensive assessment and treatment of all types of movement disorders. With a robust research program that includes many ongoing clinical trials, we are actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and treatments to patients here and around the world.



We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.

The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.

We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.



Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

To refer a patient, call 513-475-UCMD (8263)

Conditions We Treat

Delivering Compassionate, Innovative Care

With You Every Step of the Way

Your health deserves a dedicated team of experts committed to providing you compassionate care. At UC Health, you’ll find both.

Advanced Diagnostics & Treatments

Botulinum Toxin Injections
Carbidopa/Levodopa Enteral Suspension
Exercise Programs
Integrative Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Protokinetics Gait Assessment
Voice and Swallowing Therapy

Finding Answers, Changing Lives

Connections to National Research Give Patients Opportunity Here

Our active research program has been focused on the study of neurodegenerative diseases and breakthrough treatments for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease through local and North American-wide networks including the Parkinson’s Study Group, Huntington Study Group, and NeuroNEXT.

Up to 20 clinical trials available
Nearly 10,000 patient visits a year
6 internationally awarded doctors
8 active physician researchers

Expertise and Technology at Work

Effective Treatment Starts with Accurate Diagnosis

Patient Stories

45 Years of Tremors Steadied through Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

After decades of living with tremors in his hands, Don Ruberg finally found the relief he needed at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.


The Sunflower Revolution, A Legacy of Giving for Parkinson’s Research

The Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is proud to partner each year with the UC Foundation to present the Sunflower Revolution. This annual event has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Parkinson’s research and treatment. 

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At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.

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