Roy N. Alcalay MD, MS

Columbia University

Roy Alcalay, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of neurology in the Movement Disorders Division at Columbia University Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, completed his neurology training at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He then specialized in movement disorders at Columbia University. He received an MSc in patient-oriented research from the Biostatistics Department, Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers -- objective measures of disease -- and genetics in Parkinson's disease (PD) and cognitive functioning. His current research focuses on translational research identifying biomarkers for target engagement and biomarkers which would help infer on mechanism in GBA/PD and LRRK2/PD. He is a Brookdale Leadership in Aging fellow, and his research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Parkinson's Foundation, the Smart Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.