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    G. Frederick Wooten Jr., MD - Neurology

    G. Frederick Wooten Jr., MD - Neurology

    Dr. G. Frederick Wooten reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Wooten is Professor of Neurology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. His clinical and research interests include movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor, and neuropharmacology of dopamine. Dr. Wooten is actively involved in research and has served as principal or co-investigator for a number of studies involving Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. He is a member of the Parkinson Study Group, which conducts clinical studies on the treatment of the disease and publishes the results. Since 1994, Dr. Wooten has served as Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association's Advanced Center for Parkinson's Research at the University of Virginia. He is a well-known author and lecturer on Parkinson's disease and other neurological problems.

    Education and Training

    MD: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1970

    Internship in Internal Medicine: H.C. Moffitt, University of California Hospitals, San Francisco, CA, 1970-1971

    Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Mental Health Section on Pharmacology, Bethesda, MD, 1971-1974

    Residency in Neurology: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 1974-1976


    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Academic Appointments

    Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1982-present

    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO:

    • Associate Professor of Neurology, 1980-1982
    • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, 1978-1982
    • Assistant Professor of Neurology, 1977-1980

    Instructor in Neurobiology and Neurology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1976-1977

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