Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular
Michael J. Aminoff, MD, DSc, FRCP

Dr. Michael Aminoff
Michael Aminoff, MD, DSc
Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

The Parkinson's Disease Clinic and Research Center at UCSF is a Center of Excellence designated by the National Parkinson's Foundation since 1992.

Conditions Treated

Movement Disorders

Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism
Tardive dyskinesias

Open Clinical Trials for Parkinson's disease

Dr. Cathy Lomen-Hoerth with a patient
A patient with Cathy Lomen-Hoerth, MD, PhD
Director of the ALS Center

The ALS Center at UCSF is unequaled in scientific quality, clinical breadth and depth, compassionate, professionally advanced care and the aggressive development and application of new, effective treatments.

Conditions Treated 

Neuromuscular Disorders

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Guillain-Barre syndrome and other neuropathies
Myasthenia gravis
Muscle diseases

Open clinical trials 

The COMMEND Study - For ALS, PLS, PMA patients experiencing muscle cramps. 

The PENNANT Study - To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of the study drug (H.P. Acthar Gel®) in slowing the loss of motor skills or brain function in patients with ALS and to assess whether the study drug can increase an ALS patient’s life expectancy.

If you are interested in participating in either of these or want to learn more, please contact the study coordinator Theresa Devine at 415-502-1672 or