Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. It happens when the brain doesn't produce enough of a chemical called dopamine.

Programs + Services


Movement Disorders Program

Our Movement Disorder Program focuses on Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Providing a swift, precise diagnosis, and treatment to optimize your quality of life.
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Neurorehabilitation Program

The Neurorehabilitation program offers diagnosis and treatment for people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
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Doctors + Care Team

Bryan K. Ho, MD

Bryan K. Ho, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Movement Disorders Program; Director, Medical Student Education; Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Movement disorders

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Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Spasticity and tone management including stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Non-Invasive Technique for the Detection of CSF-Derived Exosomal PD Biomarkers in Olfactory Mucus

We are collecting olfactory mucus in order to determine if we can isolate exosomes and identify PD biomarkers.
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Observational Study In Parkinson’s Patient Volunteers To Characterize Digital Signatures Associated With Motor Portion Of The Updrs, Daily Living Activities And Speech

This study is looking at how sensor, audio, and video recordings can be used to identify unique characteristics that can be compared and monitored in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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