Medical School or Training
University of Michigan Medical School, 1998
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Neurology, PA, 2002
Movement Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
Non-motor features of Parkinson's disease, especially psychosis, visual function, olfactory function and sialorrhea; Driving and Parkinson's disease; deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
Kelvin L. Chou, M.D., is the Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Professor in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Chou also serves as Co-Director of the Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic. Dr. Chou’s research is focused on improving the ability to treat movement disorders patients through deep brain stimulation (DBS) by better understanding the relationships between patient baseline characteristics, DBS targeting, and the clinical effects of stimulation. He also conducts clinical trials on new medical treatments for movement disorders, serving as a site investigator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory Trials in Parkinson disease (NET-PD) initiative as well as a neuroprotective trial in Huntington disease.
Dr. Chou has been named to the Best Doctors of America list and sees all patients with movement disorders (i.e. Parkinson disease, tremors, dystonia, Huntington disease). He has particular interest in Parkinson disease (PD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders, and he also has clinical expertise in botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders such as dystonia. A strong patient advocate, Dr. Chou serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) and has recently published a book for patients and families called Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.