Joseph Jankovic, M.D.

Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Joseph Jankovic, M.D. Photo

Position

Address

Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (Clinic)
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
7200 Cambridge St., 9th Floor, MS: BCM609
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2273
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Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (Work)
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
7200 Cambridge St., 9th Floor, MS: BCM609
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2273
Google Maps

Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Education

  • MD from University of Arizona College of Medicine
    06/1973 - Tucson, Arizona United States
  • Internship at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/1974 - Houston, Texas United States

  • Residency at The Neurological Institute, Columbia University
    06/1977 - New York, NY United States

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

Joseph Jankovic, M.D. is Professor of Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, and Founder and Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC), Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. After completing his Neurology training at Columbia University, New York City, he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in 1977. Since that time he has led clinical and research team that focuses on etiology, pathophysiology, and experimental therapeutics of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative and movement disorders such as tremors, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, Huntington disease, restless legs syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, and paroxysmal dyskinesias. Under the direction of Dr. Jankovic the PDCMDC has been recognized as "Center of Excellence" by the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Huntington Disease Society of America, the Tourette Association of America, and the Wilson Disease Association. Past president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and of the International Neurotoxin Association, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award, First National Parkinson Foundation Distinguished Service Award, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Neurotoxin Association, Dr. Jankovic has published over 1,200 original articles and over 55 books, is included among “Highly Cited Researchers”, and has been ranked #1 expert in the world in movement disorders and in botulinum toxins (http://expertscape.com/). He has served as the principal investigator in hundreds of clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders has led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jankovic is current or past member of many scientific and medical advisory boards and has served on the executive scientific advisory boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the National Parkinson Foundation. Dr. Jankovic has mentored numerous fellows and other trainees many of whom have become leaders in the field of neurology and movement disorders. For further information visit www.jankovic.org.

Professional Achievements

  • Past President
    01/1994 - International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

  • Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Master Clinician Lifetime Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Past President
    01/2015 - International Neurotoxin Association

  • Honorary Member

  • Great Teacher Award
    National Institutes of Health

  • Movement Disorders Research Award
    American Academy or Neurology

  • Distinguished Service Award
    National Parkinson Foundation

  • Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award
    Huntington’s Disease Society of America

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tourette Syndrome Association

  • Distinguished Service Award
    Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

  • Distinguished Faculty Award
    Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association

Professional Interests

  • Neurology

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Tardive dyskinesias

  • Paroxysmal dyskinesias

  • Ataxia

  • Movement Disorders

  • Parkinson's Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders

  • Tremors

  • Dystonia

  • Tics

  • Tourette's syndrome

  • Chorea

  • Huntington's disease

Physician Specialties

  • Neurology

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections

Professional Specialties

  • Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders