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Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorder program at MUSC is involved in ongoing research through the Murray Center for Research on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders as well as clinical trials designed to find new and better ways to treat patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The physicians of the MUSC Movement Disorders Program are currently conducting clinical trials on a variety of topics.

The Movement Disorders Program offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for individuals suffering from disorders of motion and/or disease of the motor system. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Parkinsonism
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia

For more information, visit the Movement Disorder Program website.

Research Study Coordinator:

Shonna Jenkins
Shonna Jenkins, MS (

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Hinson
Vanessa Hinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Gonzalo J. Revuelta, D.O.
Dr. Vaughan
Christina Vaughan, M.D.

Movement Disorders Clinical Trials:

View a list of available movement disorders clinical trials.

Neurology Clinic Location:

MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403


Click here to view a list of patient resources including local support groups.

Other Resources:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
Parkinson's Action Network


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