Professor, Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S., is a professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences, Section of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Goldman is a fellowship trained movement disorder neurologist with specialty training and board certification in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Her clinical and research work focuses on understanding and improving treatments for cognitive and behavioral features of Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonian disorders, dementia with Lewy bodies, Huntington’s disease, and other movement disorders using advanced neuroimaging, genetics, and other biomarkers. Goldman graduated from Princeton University and received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her neurology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a movement disorder fellowship and a Master of Science degree in clinical research at Rush University in Chicago. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. As a movement disorder specialist, Goldman treats patients with Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonian disorders, dementia with Lewy bodies, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and other movement-related conditions in the clinic. She directs the Integrated Cognitive Behavioral program within the Section of Movement Disorders along with the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and the Lewy Body Dementia Center of Excellence at Rush. Her research has been funded by NIH, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Rush University, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, among others. She has published multiple research articles and book chapters on Parkinson’s disease, cognition, behavior, and other movement disorders. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Neurological Association. Goldman has chaired or served on working groups for biomarkers, cognition/psychiatry and Parkinson’s disease mild cognitive impairment for the Parkinson’s Study Group and the Movement Disorders Society (MDS). She also serves on the Lewy Body Dementia Association Scientific Advisory Committee, Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, Michael J. Fox Foundation Cognition Advisory Board, and the Dystonia Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee for Musicians with Dystonia. Goldman also is active in education and mentorship at Rush and in the neurological societies. She was the 2013 recipient of the Rush University Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and has lectured nationally and internationally. She serves on the AAN Education Committee, AAN Women in Leadership Committee, MDS Leadership Task Force, and as Chair of the MDS Pan-American Section Education Committee.