NAF strives to provide the most accurate and validated information to the Ataxia community. The links section of our web site is a comprehensive list of valuable Ataxia related resources provided by other organizations. The National Ataxia Foundation is not responsible for the content or availability of these web sites.
The National Ataxia Foundation has compiled a list of neurologists across the United States and in some countries who see patients who have Ataxia or other movement disorders. The NAF does not verify the medical qualifications, licenses, or medical practice capabilities of the listed physicians.
Ataxia Clinics are specialty clinics committed to providing specialized medical care for people affected with Cerebellar Ataxia. Clinics are devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of Ataxias as well as prevention and management of complications affecting this group of patients. Patients with the many types of rare Ataxias can benefit from multidisciplinary specialists, which often include genetic counselors, speech therapists, physical therapists and other specialists who are devoted to the care and treatment of those with Ataxia.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
– Dr. Talene Yacoubian
UCLA Ataxia Center
– Dr. Susan Perlman or Dr. Brent Fogel
Hartford Healthcare Neurology
Ayer Neuroscience Institute
– Dr. Duarte Machado
USF Ataxia Research Center, Tampa FL
– Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz
University of Florida Ataxia Center of Excellence, Gainesville, FL
– Dr. SH Subramony
Emory Movement Disorders Center, Atlanta, Georgia
– Dr. George Wilmot
The Northwestern Medicine Ataxia Clinic
– Dr. Puneet Opal
University of Chicago Ataxia Center
-Dr. Christopher Gomez
Johns Hopkins University Ataxia Center
– Dr. Liana Rosenthal & Dr. David S. Zee
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology Ataxia Unit
– Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann
University of Michigan Health System Ataxia Clinic, Division of Neurology
-Dr. Vikram Shakkottai
Mayo Clinic Ataxia Clinic, Rochester, MN
-Dr. Anhar Hassan
Mayo Clinic Friedreich’s Ataxia Clinic, Rochester, MN
– Dr. Ralitza Gavrilova
University of Minnesota Ataxia Center
– Dr. Khalaf Bushara
Albany Medical College Department of Neurology Ataxia Clinic
A referral is required to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arnulf Koeppen who sees patients one day a month.
Phone: 518-262-0800. Fax: 518-264-0902
Hereditary Ataxia Clinic
– Alex R. Paciorkowski, M.D., FACMG or Erika Augustine, M.D.
Movement Disorder Clinics specialize in disorders that affect movement. Physicians at these clinics will treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Chorea, Ataxia, Tremor, Dystonia, Torticollis, Restless Leg Syndrome and other movement disorders. Some clinics will offer opportunities to participate in research, including clinical trials, genetic studies and neuroimaging. Some will have social work case management services. Most will provide an interdisciplinary approach to treating the patient that would include neurologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and other medical team members available to the patient.
Contributions to the Annual Research Drive help NAF fund the very best Ataxia research. An anonymous donor will match every dollar donated during this campaign, up to $50,000.