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Dr. Puneet Opal, MD is a neurology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurology.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Opal "Dr. Puneet Opal is a Professor of Neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He holds additional faculty appointments in the department of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Opal runs a neurological practice focusing on movement disorders and disorders of the cerebellum. Dr. Opal's research laboratory is dedicated to understanding neurodegenerative diseases. His focus is on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic movement disorders, including ataxias, dystonias and Parkinson disease. His research encompasses both basic and translational science to develop new therapeutic avenues. He has received research awards from the NIH, the American Cancer Society, the National Ataxia Foundation, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, and the Brain Research Foundation. He is a director of the Northwestern University Physician Scientist Training Program and an elected member of the American Neurological Association and the American Society of Clinical Investigators. Dr. Opal is a board-certified neurologist and trained in Parkinson's and Movement Disorders. The most common movement disorders he sees are cerebellar disorders (ataxias), Parkinson's disease, gait disorders, tremors, atypical parkinsonism, tardive dyskinesia, and tic disorders. He has extensive clinical and research experience with these conditions, and works with a multidisciplinary team of experts which includes a clinical nurse, social worker, genetic counselor, and rehabilitation team. He has extensive experience performing botulinum toxin ("botox") injections for various conditions including dystonia, spasticity, facial spasms, and migraines."
This content was provided by Dr. Opal "We aim to promote health, education and support for those affected by diseases and to conduct pre-clinical and clinical research to extend the knowledge and treatment of movement disorders."
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Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*