Joel S. Perlmutter, MD

Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology

Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Clinical Expertise:
Neuroradiology

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, is the Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology and a researcher in the Neuroimaging Labs Research Center for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In addition to serving as head of movement disorders, he is also director of the American Parkinson Disease Association’s Advanced Research Center and the Huntington Disease Center of Excellence at Washington University.

Perlmutter leads a research group that focuses on biomarker discovery and studies of the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease, dystonia and related conditions. His research spans basic, translational and patient-oriented studies, and he has had continuous NIH funding for 37 years, publishing more than 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Clinical Interests

Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia, hyperkinetic disorders, essential tremor, movement disorders, PET and MR imaging research

Research Interests

movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, basal ganglia physiology and pharmacology

Link to Publications

Education History

Fellowship

Neurology, Washington University School Medicine in St. Louis

Residency

Washington University School Medicine in St. Louis

Medical Degree

University Of Missouri-Columbia

Undergraduate

Princeton University

Associations

Scientific Director, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Parkinson Study Group
Interim-Chair, Executive Membership Committee, Huntington Study Group
Chair, Nominating Committee, Huntington Study Group
Chair, Scientific and Publication Committee, ENROLL-HD
Co-Director, Dystonia Coalition
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, American Parkinson Disease Association

Awards

2016 Richard W. Brand Award, Washington University in St. Louis
2017 Mentor of the Year Award, ICTS Clinical Research Training Center, Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow, American Neurological Association