Alfred and Minnie Bressler Associate Professor of Neurology, Taub Institute,
Member, Movement Disorders Division
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Roy Alcalay is the Alfred and Minnie Bressler Associate Professor of Neurology (in the Taub Institute) and a member of the Movement Disorders Division at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, his neurology training from the Harvard University residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his movement disorders training at Columbia University. He earned a Master’s in biostatistics (Patient Oriented Research track) from Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers and genetics in Parkinson’s disease and cognitive functioning. He is a Brookdale Leadership in Aging fellow, and his research is supported by the NIH, the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He is a member of Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA and the Parkinson’s Foundation. He is the lead investigator of PD GENE, a flagship study funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation providing genetic testing and counseling to people with Parkinson’s.