University Hospital Würzburg

University Hospital Würzburg

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Department of Neurology


CJosef-Schneider-Str. 11, Haus B1 97080 Würzburg (Germany)


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More than 2000 patients with movement disorders are treated annually in the in- and out-patient services of the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Würzburg.


Our laboratories use a wide range of clinical and experimental techniques offering a broad range of scientific expertise including biomarker research, animal studies dedicated to the role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disorders and a clinical research unit with expertise in all phases of drug or device development. Diverse studies aim at improving the therapeutic potentials in the treatment of movement disorders and allow a careful management of individual patients. These involve molecular brain imaging studies with simultaneous deep brain and cortical recordings and biomechanical measurements. We aim at a better understanding of the neuronal encoding mechanisms of motor control towards new and personalized treatments. In particular, we helped to establish deep brain stimulation as one of the most potent therapies for patients with movement disorders.

Services available

Clinical assessment and patient management, including advanced therapies (i.e. DBS, infusion therapies and treatment with botulinum toxin)

Genetic counseling

In-vivo biomarkers analysis (e.g. skin biopsies, CSF, etc.)

Neuropsychological evaluation and rehabilitation

Neurophysiological evaluation (including 128ch EEG-TMS, EMG, etc.) and neuromodulation therapies (rTMS, tDCS, etc.)

Brain-imaging studies (i.e. transcranial ultra-sound, PET, SPECT, MRI-3T and -7T for morphological and functional studies)

Gait analysis and kinematic analysis of movement (including virtual and augmented reality systems)

Physical, speech and occupational therapy

Useful numbers

Tel: (0931) 201-23751

Fax: (0931) 201-23697

Movement disorder specialists

Jens Volkmann, MD, PhD – Chairman

Philip Capetian, MD – DBS Service and advanced therapies

Chi Wang Ip, MD, PD – Outpatient Clinic, Botulinum Toxin Clinic

Ioannis Isaias, MD, PhD – Motor Control and Neuroimaging Division

Hermann Neugebauer, PD – Neuro-geronto-psychiatric and advanced therapies

Odorfer Torsten, MD – Neurogeriatric ward, Huntington Outpatient Clinic

Daniel Zeller, MD, PD – Clinical Neurophysiology

Support Staff

Marion Labisch, RN – Parkinson nurse

Christine Leypold, RN – Parkinson nurse

Karola Saile-Fritzsche – Chief of the Physiotherapy Division

Jennifer Dietzsch – Speech therapist

Dunja Radosavljevic, MSc. – Speech therapist

Mathias Frost – Occupational therapist

Elisabeth Jentschke – Psychologist

Katharina Nohl – Psychologist

Movement disorder fellows

Thomas Musacchio, MD – Center for Rare Diseases

Martin Reich, MD

Motor Control and Neuroimaging Division

Ioannis Isaias, PhD – Director

Chiara Palmisano, PhD – Engineer (Head of scientific activity)

Nicoló G. Pozzi, PhD –Specializing in Neurology

Laura Caffi – PhD student

Jasmin Del Vecchio Del Vecchio – PhD-student

Ibrahem Hanafi – PhD-student

Clinical Collaborators

Cordula Matthies, MD – Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Division, Full Professor

Peter Heuschmann, MD, PhD – Chair of Epidemiology, Full Professor, “QualiPa-Registry” for DBS and infusion therapies

Andreas Buck, MD – Chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Department, Full Professor

Samuel Samnick, PhD – Chief of the Radiochemistry Division (Nuclear Medicine Department), Full Professor

Erdmute Kunstmann, MD, PD – Genetic Counseling

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