Thursday, February 2, 2023

Top Doctors 2022: Stuart H. Isaacson, MD, FAAN


SPECIALTIES: Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: BS, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

MEDICAL TRAINING: MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine

INTERNSHIP: Columbia University St. Luke’s- Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

RESIDENCY: Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC

FELLOWSHIP: National Institute of Health; Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC

Dr. Stuart H. Isaacson, is an internationally recognized expert in Parkinson’s disease, with more than 200 scientific publications and a history as lead investigator in global research programs. A board-certified movement disorder neurologist, Isaacson established the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton in 1999, a non university-based academic center. Along with movement disorder specialists Dr’s. Sagari Betté (Harvard, UMiami) and Richard Dewey (Dallas, Southwestern), Isaacson directs a team of clinicians, nurses, research coordinators, and social workers, combining a holistic clinical approach to treatment with access to one of the largest Parkinson’s clinical research centers in the U.S.

For accurate diagnosis, the Center provides no-cost gene testing, skin biopsy, and DaTscan. Patients and families are educated about newly FDA-approved therapies for Parkinson’s. Expert medical care is integrated with options to participate in ongoing research programs for persistent symptoms and to slow progression in recently diagnosed. Research also focuses on two genes that cause Parkinson’s in Ashkenazi Jewish patients, and the preventPD program was recently launched for those at higher risk of developing Parkinson’s.

The Parkinson’s Wellness Center complements clinical care and research, offering daily lectures, therapy, counseling, and exercise. These are available at no cost to the community, supported by the Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation, whose mission is to support local research, education, services, and outreach for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS CENTER OF BOCA RATON; 951 N.W. 13th Street, Bldg. 5-E, Boca Raton, FL 33486; 561/392-1818;

This post is part of the Top Doctors 2022 special advertising section from the April 2022 issue of Boca magazine. For more like this, click here to subscribe.

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