Dr. Michael Okun
Professor Of Neurology
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Dr. Okun is considered a world’s authority on Parkinson’s disease treatment, and his publications and blogs provide a voice and an outlet to empower people living with Parkinson’s disease all over the world. He is dedicated to the concept of interdisciplinary care, and since his appointment as the National Medical Advisor for the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2006, he has worked with the Centers of Excellence to help foster the best possible environments for care, research and outreach in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Okun has dedicated much of his career to helping in the development of care and research centers for people living with movement disorders, but has also has enjoyed a prolific research career exploring non-motor basal ganglia brain features and he has participated in some of the pioneering studies exploring the cognitive, behavioral and mood effects of brain stimulation. He is Chair of Neurology and Executive Director at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at University of Florida Health.