Joel S. Perlmutter, MD

Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology

Section Chief, Movement Disorders
Professor, Radiology
Professor, Physical Therapy
Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Clinical Expertise:

Clinical Interest

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


Neurology, Washington University School Medicine in St. Louis


Washington University School Medicine in St. Louis

Medical Degree

University Of Missouri-Columbia


Princeton University


American Academy of Neurology
St. Louis Society of Neurological Science
International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Mssouri State Neurological Association
Parkinson Study Group
St. Louis Gem and Mneralogical Society
International Basal Ganglia Society
Huntington Study Group
Dystonia Study Group

Medical Advisor, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation-Mssouri Chapter
Medical Advisory Board Director, American Parkinson Disease Association Greater St. Louis Chapter
Scientific Advisory Board Member, American Parkinson Disease Association
Medical Director, Parkinson Disease Information & Referral Center


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