Kelvin L. Chou, M.D. is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Michigan Medicine and was the inaugural Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor in Neurology. Dr. Chou has been named to the Best Doctors of America list since 2011 and sees all patients with movement disorders (i.e. Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, Huntington disease), though he has a particular interest in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Dr. Chou serves as Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) Program and his research focus is on improving the ability to treat movement disorders patients through DBS. He is also an experienced clinical trialist, conducting numerous clinical trials on new therapies for PD, essential tremor and Huntington disease. He directs the Neurology Clinical Trials Organization (NeCTO) and is Lead Medical Director of the Neuroscience and Sensory Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) at Michigan Medicine. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, review articles or book chapters on PD and related movement disorders.
A strong patient advocate, Dr. Chou is the Education and Outreach Core Director for the U-M Udall Center of Excellence for PD Research and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF). He has also authored a book for patients and families called Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.