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Department of Neurology
Ivan Bodis-Wollner, MD, DSc
Neurology and Ophthalmology Departments
Director, Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders Clinic, Center of Excellence
Ivan Bodis-Wollner, MD, DSc, is a graduate of the University of Vienna, Austria. He was a student in Physiology at Cambridge University, England, and a graduate student at the Department of Machine Intelligence and Perception, Edinburgh University (UK). Internship and neurology residency were both completed at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, where he obtained a tenured professorship in Neurology and was Co-Director of the Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders Center. Currently Dr. Bodis-Wollner is currently Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical School. In 1995 his basic research in Parkinson's Disease and clinical work gained his clinic at Kings County Hospital designation as a Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation.
Honors received include a Fogarty Senior Fellowship (1986), Humboldt Research Prize (1993), Doctor Honoris Causa from Szeged University, Hungary, and membership in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2001). He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association (ANA), corresponding member of the Clinical Neurophysiology Association of Germany and member of the German Parkinson Disease Society. He is a current Fellow of the Hanse Institue for Advanced Studies of Germany.
Dr. Bodis-Wollner is a member of the World Federation of Neurology Research Committee on Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders, and co-chairman of the Non-Motor Executive Committee of the Parkinson Study Group -PSG- (Rochester, NY). He is the president of the Electroencephalography and Clinical Neuroscience (ECNS) Society, Chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND).
Neurologists who have worked in his lab are Directors of PD Programs at Johns Hopkins, New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and neurology Chairmen and Faculty members at several medical schools.
He has published well over 100 research studies in peer reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Journal of Physiology, Brain, Annals of Neurology.