Zoltan Mari, M.D.
Affilliation: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Dr. Mari is an Associate Professor of Neurology and currently serves as the Director of the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Center, the National Parkinson Foundation’s Center of Excellence, the Movement Disorder Clinical Fellowship Program, and the DBS Center at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) School of Medicine (SOM). He received his MD from the University of Szeged Hungary, then completed a residency training in neurology at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed clinical fellowships in both movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health. Since the completion of his fellowship training, he has been on the neurology faculty at JHU SOM. He has built the DBS Center and Fellowship Training Program. He has vast experience in the area of clinical electrophysiology of movement disorders, DBS, and clinical neurology. His research interest focuses on the intersection of clinical neurophysiology and movement disorders, as well as wearables, closed-loop systems, a remote delivery of movement disorder care.
Talk Title: Present & Future Neurophysiology Priorities in Movement Disorders & Motor Control: Closed-Loop Systems, Remote Care, tDCS
These are greatly exciting times for both the movement disorders neurology and clinical neurophysiologist communities as the rapid expansion of neuroscience technology and informatics has allowed never-before-seen improvement in our insight and understanding of human brain networks and their specific derangements in Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. The profound impact of such developments is already transforming our clinical care in ways that has not occurred or even foreseen until recently. This talk aims to overview some of the recent breakthroughs in movement disorder neurophysiology from the practicing clinical neurologist’s perspective and to discuss both the most urgently needed priorities as well as the anticipated impact of ongoing discovery on our current and future movement disorders practice, including the concept of closed-loop systems, update in remote care, and overview of transcranial direct current stimulation.