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Dr Thomas Foltynie
Box 146, NHNN
Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG
Tel: 0203 4488726
Fax: 0203 1080142
Appointment
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Movement Disorders (Clinical Consultant Academic)
  • Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
 
 
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Research Summary
There is a need to develop new treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease that either influence the progression of the disease or tackle the motor and non-motor symptoms that disable people in the advanced stages of the illness. Dr Foltynie is chief investigator for a trial of Exenatide- a potential neurorestorative treatment for PD, as well as the lead clinician at UCL for a multicentre trial of fetal dopaminergic cell transplantation for PD, and a proposed trial of Deep Brain stimulation as a treatment for the cognitive problems associated with advanced PD. Dr Foltynie is also leading a trial of Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of patients with severe Tourette syndrome.

Aside from trial involvement, PD patients with and without DBS are being recruited to research looking at the influence of genetics on PD risk and clinical progression, and the use of functional imaging to explore the mechanism of action of DBS surgery.

Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
2000 M.Phil Master of Philosophy University of Cambridge
1995 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University College London
1992 BSc Bachelor of Science University College London
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