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Neurodegenerative Disorders Center

Studying and treating Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body, Vascular and other dementias

We identify, stimulate and expedite innovative clinical and translational research with the goal of improving brain health.

Our Center

The Neurodegenerative Disorders Center provides assessment and innovative treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other related conditions.

Our physicians are uniquely qualified in diagnosis and treatment and patients benefit from the advanced resources of an academic medical university. As part of the Upstate Neurological Institute, physician-faculty also have a strong base for research studies, education and clinical trials for these conditions.

Built upon these clinical strengths, the Neurodegenerative Disorders Center is designed to incorporate all aspects of modern neuroscience to foster cutting-edge patient care, translational research and innovation to improve the lives of individuals with neurological disorders that impair behavior and cognition.

The Center also plans to expand existing research to establish the SUNY Upstate Translational Neuroscience Network to bring together leaders in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuroscience and other experts to create essential therapies for patients. Clinical and research teams across the university will be able to work collaboratively — and across specialties — to improve patient health to solve brain diseases.

Our mission also emphasizes education, especially in the training and mentoring of medical residents and students who are committed to careers in cognitive neuroscience.

Dr. Tinatin

Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD
Director, Neurodegenerative Disorders Center
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience,
Chief, Cognitive Neurology Division

Conditions We Treat

The Center provides cutting-edge patient care to improve the lives of individuals with neurological disorders that impair behavior, movement and cognition.

The Center treats patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related conditions. The Center provides assessments and definitive diagnoses for patients who have suspected disorders. Treatment may include management of complex approaches including medication, specialized physical, occupational and speech tharpy to address ongoing or changing symptoms.

Neurogenerative Disorders

  • Alzheimer’s disease​​​​         ​
  • Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia​​
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Corticobasal Syndrome​​
  • Posterior Cortical Atrophy
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia​
  • Cerebral Amyloid angiopathy ​
  • Leukoencephalopathies
  • Cognitive impairments that arise from epilepsy, neoplasm, head injury

Movement Disorders

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Multisystem Atrophy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxias
  • Other movement disorders

Rapidly Progressive and Autoimmune Dementia

  • Autoimmune Encephalopathies
  • Prion Disease
  • Unusual presentations of more common neurodegenerative diseases

Clinical Services and Locations

Cognitive Disorders Program: provides consultation to patient about disease that affect memory, behavior and other cognitive functions

Movement Disorders Program

Neurodegenerative Disorders Center
Upstate Health Care Center
4th floor Suite 4064
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-5303
Upstate Neurological Institute

Upstate Neurological Institute is a multidisciplinary team of experts providing the best in patient care and treatment options—and leading the region in advances for patient care, medical education and research in neuroscience.

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