Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre is a physician-scientist with specific interest on movement disorders and clinical neurogenetics. He received his MD and PhD (Neuroscience) degrees from the University of Malaga (Spain). After completing a neurology residency and fellowship on Movement disorders/Neurogenetics at the University of Iowa (UI), he joined the faculty at that institution where he remained for over a decade. Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre recently joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He plays active roles on all aspects of academic medicine, including clinical care, research, education and leadership. These efforts have been recognized with the 2003 S Weir Mitchell Award (AAN), the 2004 Junior Award for Excellence in Basic Research (Movement Disorders Society), the 2012 Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders (AAN) and the 2012 Stanley Fahn Award (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation). He is currently the Director of the Penn HDSA Center of Excellence and the Adult Neurogenetics Program, Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Division at Penn and Director of Clinical Programs at the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular & Molecular Therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.