Tanya Simuni, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program
Northwestern University

Tanya Simuni is an Associate Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University. Dr. Simuni earned her bachelor's of science and medical degrees from Leningrad Medical School, Russia. She completed a neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Temple University, Philadelphia, and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She joined neurology faculty at Northwestern University in 2000. Dr. Simuni's research interests include experimental pharmacology, early diagnosis, non-motor manifestations and surgical management of Parkinson's disease.As principal or co-investigator of numerous clinical trials, Dr. Simuni has done extensive research on the treatment of Parkinson's disease and she is interested in studying potential disease modifying strategies. Dr. Simuni has received several prestigious awards including the Dixon Foundation Innovation Award, National Parkinson's Foundation Research Awards, Northwestern Department of Neurology Teacher of the Year Award, and the Northwestern Medical Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Leadership. Dr. Simuni dedicates substantial amount of her professional time to teaching and mentoring, serving as the neurology residency program director at Northwestern.