Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Ospedale Policlinico San Martino – Genova

IRCCS Policlinic Hospital San Martino



Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders


Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Padiglione Specialità – 2° piano, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 16132 Genova


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The Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, created in 1988, has been recognized by the Regional Authority of Liguria also as a referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other rare diseases (dystonia and atypical parkinsonism).


There are five outpatient clinics per week dedicated to patients with movement disorders for new and follow-up visits (about 250 visits per month). Hospitalization of patients with movement disorders is possible in the Neurology ward for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.


The Center provides training in the field of movement disorders to medical students, students of biomedical disciplines, residents, physiotherapists and other professionals.


Research work, which has been developed in collaboration with Italian and international centers, is focused on the pathophysiology of movement disorders and the effects of neurorehabilitation.

Diagnostic procedures

Neuropsychological evaluation

Neurophysiological evaluation

Gait analysis

Kinematic analysis of movement

Services and treatments provided (inpatient and outpatient)

Neurological visits

Botulinum toxin

Management for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Management for DuoDopa(TM) infusion


Genetic Consultation and testing

Clinical Psychology Consultation

Additional services

Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine

Assessment and treatment of speech and swallowing function

Useful numbers

Outpatient clinic secretary

+39 010-555 3697

010-555 2542

Appointments SSN (National Health Service) Parkinson’s Ambulatory for neurological visit



Appointments SSN for psychological consultation


Monday and Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 am

Appointments for private access

Neurologist (Roberta Marchese and Francesca Di Biasio)

+39 010-5554580


Contact person for patients

Carla Ogliastro


Lunedì, giovedì e venerdì dalle 9 alle 13

Medical Personnel

Roberta Marchese, MD – Neurologist

Laura Avanzino, MD, PhD – Neurologist

Francesca Di Biasio, MD, PhD – Neurologist

Ottavia Baldi, MD – Neurology Resident

Tiziana Marckushi Benzi, MD – Neurology Resident

Paola Mandich, MD, PhD – Genetician

Carlo Trompetto, MD, PhD – Physiatrist

Neuropsychology Service

Lucilla Vestito – Speech Therapist

Giovanna Lagravinese, PhD – Psychologist

Research Personnel

Laura Avanzino, MD, PhD, Neurologist – Director

Elisa Pelosin, DPT, PhD, research coordinator

Carla Ogliastro, study coordinator

Gaia Bonassi – DPT, PhD

Alessandro Botta – DPT, PhD student

Martina Putzolu – DPT, PhD student

Carola Cosentino – DPT, PhD student

Chiara Ponte, Bioengineer, PhD student

Sara Terranova, Psychologist, student

Elisa Ravizzotti, Physiotherapist, student

Nurses and other staff

Veronica Ravizza – Nurse

Paola Vincenzi – Nurse

Lisbeth Uberbacher– Secretary

The other Centers of Fresco Network

Villa Margherita Rehabilitation Center

Arcugnano, Vicenza


Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

“Moriggia-Pelascini” Hospital

Gravedona ed Uniti, Como


Rehabilitation Department for Parkinson’s Disease and Severe Acquired Brain Injury

S. Maria della Misericordia

University Hospital



Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

Section of Neurology

IRCCS Ca’ Granda Policlinic Hospital



Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

S. Chiara University Hospital



Regional Referral Center for Parkinson’s Disease

International centers

University Hospital Würzburg

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center – Department of Neurology