Columbia University's HDSA Center of Excellence offers comprehensive services for individuals affected by Huntington's Disease (HD) and their families. We provide direct patient care free of charge as well as opportunities to participate in research to better understand and treat HD.
Our specialized multidisciplinary team of health professionals provides the highest level of clinical care for HD patients and their families. In addition to neurological, and psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, we offer social services, and a genetic counseling and testing program. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are offered on-site. The Center operates on Fridays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, by appointment only. We actively participate in the Huntington Study Group (HSG), a national consortium of HD Centers. We are currently recruiting for the following studies:
For more information about participating in research, please contact Paula Wasserman, MA, CRC at (212) 305-4597 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For new referrals and appointments, please contact Deborah Thorne, LCSW at (212) 305-9172 or via email at email@example.com.
Karen Marder MD MPH – Director, Senior Attending Neurologist
Deborah Thorne LCSW – Social Worker, Director of Clinical Care
Hiral Shah, MD – Attending Neurologist
Edward Huey MD – Attending Psychiatrist
Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC – Genetic Counselor
Ashwini Rao EdD OTR – Occupational Therapy
Lori Quinn EdD PT – Physical Therapy
Jeanne Thomson CCC-SLP – Speech/Language Pathologist
Paula Wasserman MA, CCRC – Clinic and Research Coordinator
Ronda Clouse RN – Clinical Research Coordinator