Neurologist William Ondo Joins Movement Disorders Program
HOUSTON, TX (December09,
The Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School announced today the addition of William G. Ondo, M.D., world-renowned movement disorders specialist to the Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Program.
Dr. Ondo will apply his expertise in both adult and pediatric movement disorders for patients treated at Mischer Neuroscience Institute. He also will serve as professor at UTHealth Medical School's Department of Neurology and the specialized UT MOVE Clinic.
"Dr. Ondo is renowned in the field of movement disorders and his extensive experience as a practicing physician further strengthens our Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Program," said James Grotta, M.D., chief of Neurology at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and chair of the Department of Neurology. "The Institute continues to reach new heights of quality patient care under the leadership of distinguished medical professionals such as Dr. Ondo, and we are excited to bring his expertise to our patients."
Dr. Ondo has authored and reviewed more than 200 original articles and book chapters, and edited two textbooks on movement disorders. He also frequently lectures and contributes to editorial boards, speakers' bureaus and research groups. He specializes in all areas of adult and pediatric movement disorders and has served as both the primary- and sub-investigator for many research projects involving movement disorders.
Prior to joining Memorial Hermann-TMC and UTHealth Medical School, Dr. Ondo was a professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and associate director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic in Houston. He received a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed an internship at the University of North Carolina Hospital and neurology residency at Duke University, followed by a movement disorders fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ondo maintains active memberships with numerous professional and research organizations including the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology. He also is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
The Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases program at Mischer Neuroscience Institute has established a track record of outstanding care and excellent patient outcomes. The medical staff uses state-of-the-art techniques in the diagnosis, evaluation, management and treatment of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. The program's physician team remains at the forefront of research in congenital, acquired and trauma-induced movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases - with the primary goal of increasing movement capabilities in these patients.
Dr. Ondo joins an established team of specialists with expertise in Parkinson's disease and related disorders, generalized and focal dystonias, tremor states, Huntington's chorea and Alzheimer's disease; as well as dementias, SCA, Wilson's disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis-related movement abnormalities, gait disorders, and spinal and brain trauma that impede movement.